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The General and the Ambassador®

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

Oct 16, 2021

Ambassador Roebuck and General Jeffers discuss: how the US diplomatic team in northeastern Syria was embedded and partnered with US Special Forces; the pushback of ISIS working with the SDF; managing encounters with Russian troops; the major fallout of US acquiescence of Turkey’s 2019 invasion to drive the SDF forces away from the border; prospects for a political solution to the unwinnable war and lessons learned on US dip/mil cooperation in conflict areas.