Afghanistan is known as the graveyard of empires. After a 20 year war that has cost tens of thousands of lives and over 2 trillion dollars, the US is the latest country to retreat from Afghanistan after a failed invasion.
Ross Ashcroft is joined by former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer Scott Ritter to discuss the military context, and analyst Alex Krainer to talk geopolitics and geostrategy.
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Scott Ritter is a former Marine Corps intelligence officer who served in the former Soviet Union implementing arms control treaties, in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, and in Iraq overseeing the disarmament of WMD.