In the latest “The General and the Ambassador” podcast, Ambassador Deborah McCarthy interviewed General Douglas Lute and Ambassador Marc Grossman about the evolution of U.S. foreign policy since 9/11. The three discuss the aftermath of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan, how the counterterrorism mission moved to a military/diplomatic campaign, negotiating with the Taliban while continuing the counterinsurgency effort, and whether there has been a “militarization” of U.S. Foreign Policy post-9/11.
The interview is part of Ambassador McCarthy’s podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” The podcast promotes interagency cooperation and is produced by the American Academy of Diplomacy.
McCarthy was the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). The DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy Program is conducted in partnership with the Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired, Inc. (DACOR) organization located in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Foundation. Several times a year retired senior officials, usually Ambassadors with extensive diplomatic experience, come to Fort Leavenworth to interact with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College students and faculty to provide a Department of State and Chief of Mission perspective to the curriculum. During their visit they also interact with area universities and civic organizations discussing policy, regional, and political expertise, as well as speaking about careers in the Foreign Service.
For more information about this podcast and the series, please follow the links below.
“The National Security Toolbox Part I: 9/11 to Today with General Douglas Lute and Ambassador Marc Grossman”
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation,” The American Academy of Diplomacy