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The General and the Ambassador®

Diplomacy & Defense:  Behind the scenes conversations between senior US military leadersa and US Ambassadors on their joint work across the globe from Afghanisan to Haiti, to advance US national security.  

Sep 15, 2022

Ambassador Kathleen Doherty and former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Rachel Ellehuus talk about their work together on Cyprus - the effects of the division of the island on US engagement in the region and on NATO,  the decision to lift the long standing US arms embargo,  the dispute over energy resources...


Aug 24, 2022

General Hodges and Ambassador Jones discuss how Poland has become the center of gravity for the US and NATO on the Eastern Front.  They review their joint work to preserve the  security relationship despite major political transitions in both Poland  and in the United States and to prepare for the Warsaw NATO Summit...


Aug 1, 2022

General McKenzie (former Commander USCENTCOM) and Ambassador Henzel (former US Ambassador to Yemen)  talk about US counter terrorism and political objectives in Yemen, managing a US Embassy in exile,  US security assistance to Saudi Arabia and human rights concerns, Iran’s major military advances in...


Jul 14, 2022

Former USSOUTHCOM Commander, Admiral Faller, and former US Ambassador to Brazil, Ambassador Chapman, talk about singing together and their long friendship, their intense efforts to deepen the US-Brazil security relationship with staffs stymied by the COVID pandemic, the long-term significance of the...


Jun 22, 2022

Fighting Al-Shabaab, losing US soldiers, living in an Embassy bunker and managing the Trump Administration’s abrupt order to pull out US troops.  National War College classmates,  General Waldhauser (former Commander US AFRICOM) and Ambassador Yamamoto (US Ambassador to Somalia) describe how they partnered to...