ON-THE-RECORD BRIEFING BEAR McCONNELL,
DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL ASIA TASK FORCE FOR THE US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL
November 14, 2001 Washington, D.C.
2:10 p.m. EDT
MS. CASSEL: We are very
honored today to have Mr. Bear McConnell, the Director of the Central Asia
Task Force of the US Agency for International Development, here to give
you a briefing on the status of our aid efforts to Afghanistan.
MR. McCONNELL: I apologize
for being late. I was doing some football research. (Laughter.)
But anyway, if I may, I'd like to sort of start out with a commercial,