May 13, 2022 | Foreign Podicy

Why They Fight



Russia’s war in Ukraine underscores, among other things, the urgency of boosting Taiwan’s military readiness. Meanwhile, many Americans remain bitterly divided on what role of the U.S. should be in the world, and, therefore, on how strong America’s military power ought to be.

To discuss these and other pressing issues facing the U.S. and broader free world, Foreign Podicy host Cliff May is joined by experts from FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP) — LTG (Ret.) H.R. McMaster and Bradley Bowman.

LTG (Ret.) H.R. McMaster formerly served as the U.S. National Security Advisor and was a commissioned officer in the United States Army for 34 years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018. He’s a historian, an author, and a pundit. He now serves as the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution — and he also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Advisors at FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP).

Bradley Bowman is a West Point Graduate, who served as an active-duty U.S. Army officer, Black Hawk pilot, and top advisor to two U.S. Senators. He is also now with FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power where he serves as the Center’s Senior Director.


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