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!

TASK FORCE ON THE FUTURE OF IRAQ — Ben Connable

Ben Connable
Maj USMC (ret)
Rand Corporation

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.