Competition and Conflict in a Changing World

January 10, 2020 00:31:02
Competition and Conflict in a Changing World
Modern War Institute
Competition and Conflict in a Changing World
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Show Notes

This episode of the MWI Podcast features a discussion with Mark Mitchell. A career Army officer, he was among the first Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks and went on to command 5th Special Forces Group. After retiring he served as acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict.

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