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A Chat with Omar Samad, the Former Afghan Ambassador to France and Canada

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Aired on Wednesday, September 13th.

President Trump recently announced a new approach -- a new strategy, basically -- for the U.S. Military in Afghanistan. How will this play out? Our guest on this installment of ST is Omar Samad, the former Afghan Ambassador to France (2009-11) and Canada (2004-09). Now working as a consultant in Virginia, Ambassador Samad has also been a Senior Afghan Expert at the United States Institute of Peace (2012-2013) as well as a Senior Central Asia Fellow at the New America Foundation (2013-14). He was recently a guest of the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations, where he gave an address entitled, "The U.S. Mission in Afghanistan: An Afghan Insider's Perspective."

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