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.