Today, The Two Mikes spoke with Michael Waller, who is the Vice President and the Senior Security Analyst at the Center for Security Studies in Washington, DC.
Mr. Waller also spent 13 years as an instructor at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
Our talk covered a broad range of topics including Biden’s well-orchestrated debacle in Afghanistan, an event that demonstrated that neither the U.S. government — under either party — nor U.S. military flag officers have much knowledge about the world or the history that brought the world to its present predicaments.
Mr. Waller noted that the leaders of the U.S. military never had an idea of how it was going to end the Afghan war — being fearful of killing too many of the enemy or using the word victory — and so a likely successful 15-month, bloody punitive expedition against the Afghans blossomed into an abject 20-year political-military-diplomatic failure and a retreat that would have been better managed by the Marx Brothers.
Mr. Waller also is well-known for his work on China and noted that Biden’s gift of Bagram Air Base to President Xi was senseless and inexplicable.
Our 30-minutes went by all too quickly and we are looking forward to Mr. Waller’s return to the podcast to provide additional information and analysis on President Xi’s worldwide ambitions and the future U.S. relations with China.
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