Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal, Repeat Experiences

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Security personnel near Bagram Air Base In Afghanistan
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After almost a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of us have done the same activities at least a few times. We talk about the value of doing things on a daily or weekly basis. We’re also joined by a Middle East expert to discuss the latest withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Saeed Khan Guest
  • Ed O'Brien Guest

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