Assets what has happened since 2001 since we went in and not make short sighted decisions. Training the Afghan army takes time, training a rifleman can be done in weeks, but a sergeant or a general? Could take decades. Pulling out military advisors from Afghanistan within a few years can have similar results as iraq where ISIS surges up. The Taliban would likely resurge if the military advisor pull out, the Afghan army are not experience fighting the Taliban along, they are use to fighting alongside Americans. Taliban is out there, and Afghans need us.
Join us as Carlos explores how are we handling the middle east crisis with General Dan Bolger. Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger (Ret.), served 35 years in the U.S. Army before retiring in 2013. He commanded the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team in Iraq in 2005-06, the 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad in 2009-10, and the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2013. His recent book is Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.