Accession Number:

AD1048059

Title:

Can Refugees Be National Security Assets : Afghan American Contributions to U.S. National Defense since 1978

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH CLEVELAND

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-04-12

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This article examines historical contributions of U.S. Afghans to U.S. foreign policy, especially since 11 September 2001. Since then, U.S. Afghans have served as interpreters, analysts, language instructors, and cultural advisors for the U.S. government and military. Most Afghans came to the United States since 1978, after war broke out in Afghanistan and created one of the worlds worst refugee crises. This history suggests that if done properly, refugee policy can be both humane and add to the countrys defense.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE