April 24, 2020

Walk Away from the Taliban, Not Afghanistan

By David H. Petraeus and Vance Serchuk

General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Retired) and Vance Serchuk speak with ISW Founder and President Dr. Kimberly Kagan on the dangers of the U.S. deal with the Taliban.

Listen to the full conversation on the Institute for the Study of War's Overwatch podcast.

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