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IAVA To Discuss U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan with Three-Time Afghanistan Veteran Kristen Rouse and Gen. Petraeus

September 2, 2021

New York, NY –  In response to the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) CEO Jeremy Butler will hold a conversation with three-time Afghanistan veteran Kristen Rouse and General (Ret.) David Petraeus via Facebook Live tomorrow at 1:30 PM ET. 

Together, they will directly address the military and veteran community about the issues most pressing to servicemembers, veterans and their families – how should the events of the last few days affect our view of nearly twenty years of war, what does the future hold for Afghanistan, and how can we help both those who made it out and those who are still trapped in the country.

WHO: Jeremy Butler, CEO, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); Kristen Rouse, IAVA board member; General (Ret.) David Petraeus, IAVA board member
WHAT: Facebook Live: A Conversation About Afghanistan
WHEN:  Friday, September 3rd at 1:30pm ET
WHERE:  Join the Facebook Live event here. The event is open to the press.
RESOURCES:  If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force (QRF) for 24/7 peer support and connections to resources. Call 855-91RAPID (855-917-2743) or visit
  Are you looking to help our Afghan allies? Click here for more information.

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