Ep. 11: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani; Former FBI Agent Clint Watts on Russian disinformation, fake news and more.

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This week on the program:

  • We’ll begin in Brussels, where NATO heads of state gathered this week for the 2018 NATO summit. On Thursday, Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron sat down with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. We’ll bring you that discussion (at the 1:45 mark);
  • Then (22:30) we’ll hear from former FBI Agent and counterterrorism specialist Clint Watts of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has a new book out called "Messing With The Enemy: Surviving In A Social Media World Of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, And Fake News." Defense One Tech Editor Patrick Tucker joins us as Watts explains how fear plays a big role in Russian so-called active measures campaigns across the world both today and in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election — and a whole lot more.

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