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The future of Afghanistan
What lies ahead for Afghanistan? And what does that war look like today from the perspective of a Green Beret who spent several months trying to build Afghanistan’s military and police?
We’ll break down those questions and a lot more in this episode of Defense One Radio, featuring Bill Roggio of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
There’s a new way of thinking about war that’s taking over the Pentagon. A lot has happened for its generals and for the country over the past 30 years of American warfare. And if this latest crop of generals get their wish, a lot could happen in just the first 30 minutes of America’s next large-scale war.
So — kind of like our last episode — preparing ourselves for the next world war is what this episode is all about, in three parts:
From old capabilities to new ones (at the 1:21 mark) Opportunity and vulnerability (17:19) Mr. JADC2 Goes to Washington (31:47) Find a transcript of this episode here.
“2034: A Novel of the Next World War”
2034 could be a disastrous year for U.S.-China relations — and most of the rest of the world, according to a new work of fiction by former NATO Commander retired U.S. Navy Adm. Jim Stavridis and Marine veteran, journalist and writer Elliot Ackerman. The two have teamed up to write “2034: A Novel of the Next World War,” which was published this week by Penguin Random House.
“The Daughters of Kobani” with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Today we’re going to hear from journalist and author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. She’s traveled to Syria several times over the past four years. And her new book, “The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice,” arrived on bookshelves just this week. Much of her reporting in it originated on Defense One, when she filed dispatches from Syria to Executive Editor Kevin Baron. The two of them talk about that story, the book, and what to expect for Syria's future, including from the Biden administration.
Insurrection, social media and the future of tech policy
This episode, we’ll ask how we can better understand those hundreds of Americans who stormed the Capitol. We’ll also look into how now may really be the time to truly expand the way we think about certain key things like what “national security” means when an insurrection can be stoked so openly, as it was in the days leading up to January 6.
Our guests are Robert Pape of the University of Chicago and director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (at the 2:45 mark); Divya Ramjee of the Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology and Elsa Kania of the Center for a New American Security (at 11:54); and Peter W. Singer from the New America think tank (at 21:33).
A transcript for this episode is available here.
Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Angus King, along with Rep. Mike Gallagher
We’re bringing an end to our Outlook 2021 event series this episode. We’ll begin with a conversation between Senator Angus King, Independent from Maine, and Rep. Mike Gallagher, a Republican from Wisconsin. The two recently sat down with Defense One Tech Editor Patrick Tucker.
Then we’ll turn to our second conversation this episode, featuring Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat from New Hampshire. She spoke with Courtney Kube of NBC News.