On Nov. 21st, the editors of FDD’s Long War Journal were featured as guests on the debut episode of a new podcast from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) titled Foreign Podicy. The show, hosted by FDD president and founder Cliff May, focused on the CIA’s recent monumental release of 407,000 files from the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Editors Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn, who received an exclusive look at the documents, detailed the lessons learned and connections made from sifting through the files.
On the show, Roggio and Joscelyn highlighted the details surrounding Osama bin Laden’s motivations and leadership of Al Qaeda, the revelatory new images of Osama’s son and heir-apparent Hamza bin Laden, the connections found between Al Qaeda and Iran, Pakistan’s devious relationship with extremist groups throughout the region, and what was inside Osama bin Laden’s personal journal.
You can listen to the full Foreign Podicy episode featuring the editors of FDD’s Long War Journal below:
Foreign Podicy is a podcast project by FDD focused on the most consequential foreign policy and national security issues facing the United States today. You can learn more about the show on their web site. You can also subscribe to the show via iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.