We're marking the end of America's longest war with what may be the longest episode of this podcast to date.
Fascinating episode—thank you all very much for such a nuanced discussion of a complex situation. I look forward to future coverage of these events.
Enjoyed the conversation! One question, a lot was mentioned about the need to establish a peace process with all sorts of invested groups and what strategy US could use here. According to Washington Post, the withdrawal has a leave-behind element consisting of "a shadow combination of clandestine Special Operations forecs, Pentagon contractors, and covert intelligence operatives to find and attack the most dangerous Qaeda or Islamic State threats, current and former American officials said". Doesn't this give some sort of implication about what their post-withdrawal plan might be? I ask because i am unaware if there's a history of the US doing this and not doing a force-based approach to "peace"