In the book, you argue that the U.S. withdrawing from Afghanistan and Iraq might not be as detrimental to the larger war on terror as is often believed. In making this case, you draw parallels between the U.S. withdrawal from Indochina in the 1970’s and today. You note that despite some immediate successes, ultimately the Marxists did much to undermine their cause in the late 1970’s and 1980’s. What were some of the ways they did this and how might the Radical Islamists make comparable mistakes today?
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The Diplomat speaks with Mark N. Katz, author of Leaving without Losing: The War on Terror After Iraq and Afghanistan, about how the U.S. withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan will impact the war on terror and the Asia-Pacific region.