HR McMaster explains why it would be a mistake to return to Iran deal and the perils of disengagement in the Middle East
39 min

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, former National Security Adviser and the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, discusses his new book, Battlegrounds: Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World; why the US should not return to the Iran deal, a ‘political disaster masquerading as a diplomatic triumph’; how Saudi Arabia can be ‘part of the solution’ in the Middle East; whether the US can mitigate the potential loss of Turkey as an ally; how his experiences in combat in two Iraq wars informed his approach to Iraq and the region; why he is optimist about Iraq’s future; whether the US can sustain domestic support for US Middle East policy; and some remembrances of Professor Fouad Ajami.

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