Friday, November 18, 2011, a delegation from United States Army War College, in Pennsylvania, paid a visit to the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations in New York. The group was led by Colonel Najibullah Maqsodi, who is currently undergoing military training at War College. Colonel Maqsodi is from Afghan National Army; his colleagues were from United States Army, many of whom had previously served in Afghanistan. They were greeted and briefed by the Mission Team on the security and development situations in Afghanistan, achievements and challenges of the last decade, and the work of the Afghanistan delegation at the United Nations. Following the briefing was an exchange of views in which several members of the US Army War College delegation described their perspectives from the ground in Afghanistan.