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Opposition efforts from the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan against the Taliban

It’s been more than a year since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal from the country. Since then, more than two dozen resistance groups have formed across the country, including the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan. • Ali Nazary, head of foreign relations for the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan, said […]


National Guard to stay at US-Mexico border

The National Guard will be staying at the U.S. southern border at least through summer 2023, with troop numbers being capped at 2,500. • Theresa Cardinal Brown, managing director of immigration and cross-border policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, explained the difference between the work the federal National Guard troops and the Texas National Guard […]


China named as biggest threat to US in latest National Defense Strategy

Jim Mitre, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Program at the RAND Corporation, discusses the threats of China and Russia in the 2022 National Defense Strategy


What Xi Jinping’s third term means for the US

Bradley Bowman, senior director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discusses President Xi’s third term, possible strategic shifts, the threat of Chinese space activity and potential conflict with Taiwan


State Department’s plan to decrease illegal weapons diversion in Ukraine

Elias Yousif, research analyst for the Conventional Defense Program at the Stimson Center, discusses the State Department’s new plan to prevent illegal weapons diversion


Identifying and recovering missing service member remains

Kelly McKeague, director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, discusses his agency’s work of finding and recovering American service members who were taken as prisoners of war or were missing in action in past conflicts


The Pentagon’s counter-drone strategy

Tom Karako, director of the Missile Defense Project at CSIS, discusses Russian nuclear exercises, Iranian drones in Ukraine, air defense and the Pentagon’s strategy


Interview with Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth

Christine Wormuth, secretary of the U.S. Army, discusses recruitment and retention, inflation, military housing improvements, mental health, diversity and inclusion, the war in Ukraine, weapons development, international collaboration, modernization and the future of the Army The following program is sponsored by the Association of the United States Army

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