AFGHANISTAN — BIG TALIBAN, LITTLE TALIBAN AND A NEW DIRECTION: Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch
Maj USMC (ret)
Freerangeinternational.com

 

What is the “Big Taliban”?  What is the “Little Taliban?”  Where do the Taliban derive their legitimacy from in areas the Afghan people are sympathetic to the Taliban?  Does the President’s new direction for the war in Afghanistan point the nation in a better direction relative to achieving a positive outcome there?

 

ARE WE NOW POINTED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN AFGHANISTAN: Aaron B O’Connell

Aaron B. O’Connell
Col USMCR

Dr. Aaron O’Connell is an Associate Professor of history at the The University of Texas at Austin and the Editor of Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan. O’Connell is 22-year veteran of the Marine Corps Reserve who left active duty as a Colonel. Before joining UT, O’Connell also served as Director of Defense Policy and Strategy in President Obama’s and President Trump’s National Security Council. He served in Afghanistan from 2010-2011 as a Special Advisor to General David Petraeus and was also a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon.

Aaron joins the program to give his thoughts on President Trump’s Afghanistan policy speech delivered Monday night at Forty Meyer in Arlington Virginia.  DON’T MISS THIS.

REACTION TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH FROM A GUY WHO HAS FOUGHT IN AFGHANISTAN: John Ubaldi

John Ubaldi
MGySgt USMC (ret)
Founder, The Ubaldi Reports

John Ubaldi, MGySgt USMC (ret) is the head man at Ubaldi Reports, he joined us to comment on President Trump’s speech on the future of Afghanistan.

Listen as someone who has fought in Afghanistan reacts to our new direction there.

UNPLUGGED (KINDA) — GENERAL JOE DUNFORD’S Q & A WITH THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joe DUNFORD, appeared before the National Press Club yesterday (Monday, June 19 2017) and YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO HIS COMPLETE COMMENTS — you’ll be smarter, trust me.

The Chairman talks Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, SU-22’s being shot down, Russia, Turkey, Iran, North Korea, the Defense Budget and strategies in each of these regions as well as his vision of how American involvement contributes to success.  What you’ll get is complete answers to difficult questions, not sound bites.

Well done by the National Press Club!

LEADERSHIP, BEING A GOLD STAR FAMILY & PTSD: General John F. Kelly

John F. Kelly

Gen John Kelly, President-elect Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security joined us in July of 2016 to talk about his career, leadership, losing a son in combat in Afghanistan and post-combat related mental health.  A great leader and a very candid interview.