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Afghanistan Latest Broadcasts

21st November 2017 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Osama bin Laden’s Terrorist Treasure Trove

Clifford D. May, Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

Cliff May is joined by Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn of FDD’s Long War Journal to discuss their exclusive look into the Osama bin Laden documents, and how their findings could impact the future of counterterrorism strategy and policy. more...

9th October 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss Taliban on parade in daylight. more...

11th September 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows and Long War Journal editors Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn join the John Batchlor Show to discuss how the Taliban is gathering momentum and credibility. more...

31st August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Clifford D. May

FDD president Clifford May joins the John Batchelor Show to talk about how Iran recruits Afghans to fight for Assad in Syria. more...

28th August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio the Taliban's efforts and success in Afghanistan. more...

27th August 2017 – C-SPAN

Washington Journal

David Adesnik

David Adesnik and Phyllis Bennis talked about Trump administration foreign policy. The guests focused primarily on Afghanistan, including the president’s first national address on U.S. policy in Afghanistan; requests from General John Nicholson, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, for an increased U.S. effort in that country; and Afghan attitudes toward U.S. presence in their nation. Other topics included North Korea and Russia. more...

26th August 2017 – Fox News

Journal Editorial Report

Clifford D. May

FDD president Clifford May discusses Trump's Afghanistan strategy on the Journal Editorial Report. more...

22nd August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD's Bill Roggio discussing President Trump's new Afghanistan strategy. more...

22nd August 2017 – WMAL

The Larry O’ Conner Show

Clifford D. May

Listen as Larry spoke with Cliff May, Founder and President of the Foundation for Defense Democracies, regarding President Trump’s strategy in Afghanistan. more...

22nd August 2017 – CBS News

CBS Interactive

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah discusses President Trump's Afghanistan strategy on CBS Interactive. more...

22nd August 2017 – Fox Business Network

Countdown to the Closing Bell

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May talks about Trump's Afghanistan Strategy on Countdown to the Closing Bell on Fox Business Network. more...

22nd August 2017 – WCCO

The John Hines Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal Editor Bill Roggio talks to John Hines about Pres. Trump's Afghanistan Plan. more...

22nd August 2017 – Newsmax TV

The Brett Winterble Show (TV)

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio joins the Brett Winterble Show to talk about President Trump's Afghanistan policy. more...

21st August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss Pres. Trump's Afghanistan strategy. more...

21st August 2017 – Syndicated

Buck Sexton with America Now

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio joins Buck Sexton with America Now to discuss Afghanistan. more...

21st August 2017 – CNN

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May joins a panel on CNN Tonight to discuss President Trump's Afghanistan speech and more. more...

17th August 2017 – AM 760 KFM

The Brett Winterble Show (Radio)

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow and Long War Journal editor Bill Roggio talks about the Barcelona attack and Steve Bannon on the Brett Winterble Show. more...

31st July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn talk about the Afhan National Army's recent challenges on The John Batchelor Show. more...

10th July 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow and Long War Journal Editor Bill Roggio discusses the Islamic State's fight with the Taliban in the Tora Bora Mountains. more...

11th June 2017 – CBS News

CBS Evening News

Bill Roggio

FDD senior fellow Bill Roggio discusses Congressional debate surrounding US forces in Afghanistan. more...

Experts

Clifford D. May

Founder and President

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of FDD's Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Fellow

Michael G. Waltz

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Events

5th February 2014 - 12:00 PM

Understanding al Qaeda and its Affiliates: A Global Threat or JV Squad?

A Conversation with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bruce Hoffman, Thomas Joscelyn and Jonathan Schanzer

Speaking about organizations claiming allegiance to al Qaeda, President Barack Obama stated that "if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant." The president’s remarks have sparked yet another debate about whether al Qaeda is weakened, whether it is resurgent, or whether it was ever weakened in the first place.  Has the Arab Spring spawned a surge in jihadism? Are these organizations taking advantage of the new environment in the region, or is the expansion of jihadist groups largely independent of the revolutions? How well is Washington’s current approach to al Qaeda working? If the group is growing despite U.S. efforts, how do we put our policies on the right track?

20th August 2013 - 12:00 PM

Al Qaeda and its Affiliates: On Life Support or an Imminent Threat?

A Conversation with Eli Lake, Thomas Joscelyn and Cliff May

Twelve years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and more than two years after Osama bin Laden was killed, how great of a threat is al Qaeda to the U.S. homeland and America’s interests abroad? Has the instability in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and throughout Africa allowed al Qaeda to grow in size and power? How should the latest threats against America’s diplomatic facilities, paired with the recent prison breaks in Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere impact U.S. counterterrorism strategy?