The Latest - Afghanistan

Afghanistan Latest Broadcasts

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...

28th August 2012 – KPCC - Southern California's Public Radio

The Patt Morrison Show

Bill Roggio

Though most deaths during the war in Afghanistan have come during NATO and Afghan National forces facing off against the Taliban and al-Qaeda, a rising number of NATO soldiers have been killed... more...

16th August 2012 – VOA

Access Point

Bill Roggio

FDD's Bill Roggio participates in a discussion regarding the implications of the US declaring the Haqqani Network a terrorist organization. more...

15th August 2012 – Fox News

Defcon 3

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Thomas Joscelyn explains that despite some major successes al Qaeda is still very active throughout the world. more...

7th August 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Afghan transfer on pace after firings, general says. more...

31st July 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

NCTC director: 'We remain at war with al Qaeda' and ISAF targets al Qaeda-linked leader in southeastern Afghanistan. more...

23rd July 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

2 ISAF troops wounded in yet another green-on-blue attack and ISAF targets another senior IMU leader in Afghan north. more...

25th June 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Infighting on Obama team squandered chance for peace in Afghanistan. more...

4th June 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Intrigue in Karzai family as an Afghan era closes. more...

22nd May 2012 – American Family Radio

Crane Durham’s Nothing But Truth

Clifford D. May

President Obama's Nato summit remarks regarding Afghanistan, the agreement on missile defense, and Iran policy. more...

21st May 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

NATO summit pens with no deal on Pakistan supply lines. more...

18th May 2012 – Fox Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Clifford D. May

Little Expected Out of G8, NATO Summits? more...

15th May 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Recent developments within the war in Afghanistan and the broader War on Terror. more...

3rd May 2012 – America's Radio News Network

The Drive Home

Clifford D. May

President Obama's plan for Afghanistan. more...

3rd May 2012 – BloggingHeads.TV

Foreign Entanglements

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

On Foreign Entanglements, Matt Duss (Center for American Progress, ThinkProgress) and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (Foundation for Defense of Democracies, daveedgr.com) discuss Obama's visit to Afghanistan. more...

2nd May 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

Taliban launch suicide assault in Kabul following Obama's departure. more...

2nd May 2012 – Fox Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer and Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, on President Obama's visit to Afghanistan and other threats in the region. 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?