April 24, 2020

Walk Away from the Taliban, Not Afghanistan

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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    • Foreign Affairs
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    For nearly 20 years, the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan has been sustained by a single, vital national interest: the clear and present danger of another September 11–like at...

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