July 2, 2024 | Generation Jihad

A conversation with Lieutenant General Sami Sadat

July 2, 2024 Generation Jihad

A conversation with Lieutenant General Sami Sadat

Bill and Will Selber are joined by Lieutenant General Sami Sadat who among many other roles served as deputy commander of the Afghan ground forces and later the deputy chief of staff of the Afghan National Army. Now, he leads the Afghan United Front. They discuss America’s role in giving the Taliban the upper-hand that ultimately led to the collapse of Kabul; the vital role of morale during war; just how established Al Qaeda is inside Afghanistan and whether the Taliban-Al Qaeda relationship got stronger after U.S. withdrawal; and more.

US soldiers stand guard as Afghans sit hoping to flee from the country after the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan. (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

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Afghanistan Al Qaeda Jihadism Military and Political Power The Long War