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Shoulder to Shoulder: Untold Stories From A Forgotten War
Shoulder to Shoulder: Intro and Episode 1
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Shoulder to Shoulder: Intro and Episode 1

With LTG Sami Sadat & BG Khoshal Sadat
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The wait is over - the inaugural episode of Shoulder to Shoulder is here!

Did we encounter some technical difficulties? Absolutely. Did some awkward pauses find their way into the conversation? 100%. And did Kate get schooled on the relationships between U.S. and Afghan military branches? She sure did!

The learning curve is real, folks.

But we were exceptionally fortunate to be joined in this episode by LTG Sami Sadat, chairman of the Afghanistan United Front, and Brigadier General Khoshal Sadat, who spent 17 years in the Afghan Special Forces. Together, we discussed the nature of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan; reasons why Afghanistan's security infrastructure has failed; and why future U.S. support is critical in defeating the Taliban.

It's certainly worth a listen, bumps be damned.

Until next time.

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Grumpy Combat Veteran + Friends
Shoulder to Shoulder: Untold Stories From A Forgotten War
Aim to bridge the civil-military gap through frank discussions about the War on Terror and those affected by it: from the soldiers who fought, to the spouses they left, to the volunteers still tirelessly working to support those allies left behind. In standing shoulder to shoulder with all those impacted, this podcast offers a safe space for candor and healing.