How President Trump's Strategy in Afghanistan Compares to Previous Administration

Aug 22, 2017

A raucous President Trump revs up supporters in Arizona, a day after a statesman-like speech addressing Afghanistan.

On this politics Wednesday edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks about the president’s defense of his response to violence in Charlottesville with Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College and Sara Mitchell of the University of Iowa.

They also compare Trump’s strategy in Afghanistan compared to Obama’s; and, after a string of deadly collisions involving US warships in Asia, they discuss the geopolitical importance of that region and the US Seventh Fleet.