The Latest - Afghanistan

Afghanistan Latest Broadcasts

29th July 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the violence in Iraq. more...

17th June 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Who will the US provide arms to in Syria and US forces withdrawing from Kunar province, Afghanistan. more...

11th March 2013 – Syndicated

The Frank Gaffney Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May analyzes US/Afghanistan relations, Iran’s imperialistic goals, and Syria’s continuing collapse. more...

11th March 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Hamid Karzai accused US officials of secretly negotiating with the Afghan Taliban. more...

11th March 2013 – Hearst TV

News Update

Clifford D. May

FDD's discusses Afghan President Hamid Karzai's comments that the US and Taliban are collaborating. more...

12th February 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

President Obama's announcement of the withdrawal of 34,000 US troops from Afghanistan. more...

31st January 2013 – Syndicated

The Frank Gaffney Show

Bill Roggio

FDD's Bill Roggio offers his gloom prediction of what will happen if the United States military leaves only a token force behind in Afghanistan. Namely, territory that Americans fought and died for will be... more...

13th January 2013 – NPR

All Things Considered

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

President Obama met last week with Afghan President Hamid Karzai about plans to remove all U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan by 2014. Counterterrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses... more...

9th January 2013 – America's Radio News Network

Mid-Day Edition

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The small residual force that the U.S. is likely to leave behind in Afghanistan. more...

8th November 2012 – Fox News

Defcon 3

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May discusses the foreign policy challenges that President Obama faces in his second term. more...

6th November 2012 – Sky News - UK

News Update

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May provides commentary during the 2012 presidential election results. more...

10th October 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Lara Logan, the CBS News and ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent, stunned a Chicago audience with her interventionist critique of America’s response to the attacks in Libya. more...

2nd October 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Taliban suicide bomber kills 14, including 3 ISAF troops. more...

1st October 2012 – Sun News Network

Right Now

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May joins Caryn Lieberman to discuss whether Omar Khadr is a murderer or a victim? more...

19th September 2012 – ABC News Radio - Australia

NATO Curbs Joint ISAF-Afghan Operations After Attacks

Bill Roggio

Joint ISAF-Afghan operations will now only be conducted regularly at battalion level. Joint Australian-Afghan foot patrols will become less common. It amounts to a much reduced combat... more...

18th September 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Coalition cuts joint operations with Afghans. more...

18th September 2012 – 89.3 KPCC - Los Angeles

Airtalk

Bill Roggio

Two days ago, anti-American violence erupted in Kabul as militant branches of Islam protested the inflammatory “Innocence of Muslims” video. And yesterday, twelve people were killed,... more...

11th September 2012 – ABC News Radio - Australia

AM with Tony Eastley

Bill Roggio

The notorious Bagram prison in Afghanistan has been handed over to Afghan authorities by US forces. While the move is seen as a significant step towards Afghanistan maintaining its own... more...

10th September 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Taliban prepared to accept Afghanistan ceasefire and political deal, say experts. more...

6th September 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Pakistani security forces take preemptive action to secure nuclear facility after intercepts indicate imminent threat. more...

Experts

Clifford D. May

President

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Senior Fellow

cia, iran, iraq

Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The Long War Journal

Thomas Joscelyn

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?