Strong Defense

Britain’s Col. Richard Kemp served in Afghanistan and had a front-row view of the political and strategic thinking behind that war and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Here, he discusses how Afghanistan became the world’s “forgotten war,” his model for a forward-looking global military policy, and what risks really keep him awake at night.

Octavian Report: What is your take on President Trump’s Afghanistan strategy?

Col. Richard Kemp: The basics of it are to focus not on nation building but on trying to kill the terrorists who are trying to take over the country, and I …

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