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The General and the Ambassador

Diplomacy and Defense: Conversations with Senior US Military Leaders and Senior US Ambassadors on national security. 

Nov 25, 2019

Former CENTCOM Commander Lloyd Austin and former US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson talk about the importance of trust between US military and diplomatic leaders and how they managed the prickly relationship with Pakistan. They discuss the strategic importance of Pakistan to US interests in Afghanistan, India and China, the difficulty of working with a country which supports terrorist groups, and the very real dangers of the tense
Pakistan/India relationship.