Friday, June 09 2017, hour 2
Ben Connable of the RAND Corporation and a former machine gunner and intelligence officer in the USMC joined us to talk the issues surrounding the future of Iraq.
Ben lays out the complicated path for American strategy makers as they look at ISIS, the future of Syria post-ISIS and possibly post-Assad, Iranian involvement in Iraq and the relationship between the Kurds and the Turks and between the Kurds and the Iraqi nation.
Ben was named to “Task Force on the Future of Iraq” by Ambassador Ryan Crocker. The interview is solid insight into a difficult international problem that isn’t going away soon.