Ep. 53 – The Middle East, Russia, and Beyond: A Conversation with Ambassador Doug Lute

June 07, 2018 00:33:12
Ep. 53 – The Middle East, Russia, and Beyond: A Conversation with Ambassador Doug Lute
Modern War Institute
Ep. 53 – The Middle East, Russia, and Beyond: A Conversation with Ambassador Doug Lute
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Show Notes

In this episode, MWI's Maj. Jake Miraldi speaks with Ambassador Doug Lute. A retired US Army lieutenant general, Lute held key posts in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, including helping to oversee wartime strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Later, as US ambassador to NATO, he witnessed another set global security challenges. He shares insights on a range of such challenges in this wide-ranging discussion.

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