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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.  

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 after Russia’s invasion of Crimea.  They also discuss the issue of a permanent US military base in the country,  President Trump’s visit,  the threat to the region from Russia’s military capability in Kaliningrad and Poland’s support for Ukraine after the Russian attack in February 2022.