Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Sunday, February 24, 2019

On Midrats 24 February 2019 - Episode 477: Afghanistan & the Long War with Bill Roggio

You can listen to the show at this link:  Midrats Episode 477: Afghanistan & the Long War with Bill Roggio
We are going to take a clear, cold, and unsparing look at the status of the conflict in
Afghanistan and the Long War in general with our returning guest, Bill Roggio.

In a far-reaching discussion, we will touch on the rather unpleasant reality of where we have put ourselves through our own action, and what people should expect going forward.

Bill is a senior fellow at FDD and editor of FDD’s Long War Journal, which provides original reporting and analysis of the Global War on Terror from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, North Africa, Iran, and beyond. He is also president of the nonprofit media company Public Multimedia Inc.

Bill was embedded with the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and Iraqi forces in Iraq between 2005 and 2008, and with the Canadian Army in Afghanistan in 2006. From 1991 to 1997, Bill served as a signalman and infantryman in the U.S. Army and New Jersey National Guard. His articles have been published in The New York Times, The Weekly Standard, The Daily Beast, National Review, and The New York Post, and his work has been in outlets including The New Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, Foreign Policy, and Bloomberg.
You might note that the link is to Spreaker which is something new for us.


Some things mentioned during the show:

The Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) annual Worldwide Threat Assessment

A map from that Assessment showing areas where ISIS is active and a couple of maps of historic Caliphates:


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:47 PM

    There are times I wish I was truck driver so I would have time to listen all the podcasts I am interested in (sigh).