The Manitowoc Public Library is proud to present Great Decisions 2017, the 10 Year Anniversary of the preeminent eight-week lecture series that provides the citizens of the Lakeshore area with the opportunity to discover, discuss and decide how to meet some of the world’s greatest challenges head-on. Increasingly, global events have become domestic concerns and Great Decisions takes you beyond the headlines with essential background information, relevant facts, ever-shifting policy options and impartial analysis. On March 20th, retired diplomat Peter Kranstover will be discussing “Afghanistan and Pakistan” at MPL. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The incoming administration has a choice: will it maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown or withdraw completely? Does the U.S. face a no-win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan? The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.