Our exit non-strategy from Afghanistan was a complete debacle and the political fallout is just beginning. But there are geopolitical consequences as well. On today's podcast, John and Producer Steve discuss how other world leaders are taking notice of our weak leadership and wondering how best to take advantage of it. China is surrounding Taiwan with warships, essentially daring us to defend the island country. Iran will no doubt be interested in purchasing from the Taliban all the weapons and vehicles the U.S. military left behind. And even now, some in the leftist media are calling out the Biden administration for its terrible handling of this. There's a lot more happening than just "Biden is bad" or "look at the people clinging to the plane."
There are many threats to the United States, but few are being examined thoroughly by those who could do something about them. Joining us today is David Pyne (emptaskforce.us), a Director with the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He and John discuss a variety of sobering topics including our missile defense system, how we would fare should China or Russia attack us, and why power companies strongly resist hardening the grid against a possible future EMP attack. When confronting a problem, it always helps to know the reality of the situation, otherwise you have virtually no shot at succeeding.