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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.  

Aug 30, 2021

Admiral Swift (former PACOM) and Ambassador Osius discuss; 1) how legacy issues (cleaning up after Agent Orange, finding POW/MIA) have slowly laid the basis of trust; 2) how key visits and US gestures have led to breakthroughs; 3) the role of US veterans and of Vietnamese refugees in building ties; 4) managing sensitive issues (human rights and the long history between China and Vietnam).