On September 28, just weeks after the Trump administration cancelled negotiations with the Taliban at Camp David, Afghans headed to the polls to elect a new president. The politically unstable country continues to face numerous diplomatic and security challenges, with a potential US troop withdrawal on the horizon.

Ahead of the elections, Dany and Marc interviewed Congressman Michael Waltz to find out what the hell is going on in Afghanistan and what decision-makers on Capitol Hill are saying about the collapse of the US-Taliban talks. A veteran of Afghanistan, Rep. Waltz shared his unique perspective on how the US can succeed in Afghanistan and what Congress and the president are getting wrong
about America’s fight in the region.

Congressman Waltz represents Florida’s 6th congressional district. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and served over twenty years in the US Army. Rep. Waltz is a combat-decorated Green Beret and former White House and Pentagon
policy advisor.

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