America's Roundtable

Governor Phil Bryant | The Fall of Afghanistan and The Return of Global Jihad | The Future of America's Security

September 9th, 2021

Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy for an in-depth conversation with Governor Bryant. This radio segment focuses on the collapse of Afghanistan, the return of global jihad, and the future of America's security and its impact on American citizens. The conversation brings to the forefront the Biden administration's botched Afghan withdrawal and NATO allies expressing public frustration due to being kept in the dark on the pull-out.

Governor Bryant speaks about his journey to Southwest Asia visiting Afghanistan and meeting with the Mississippi National Guard in the troubled region, as well as meeting with America's ally in Central Asia — the leadership of Uzbekistan's government and the recent meeting in Washington, DC, with its senior diplomat.

Further reading:

Air Force report: "Uzbekistan a Candidate for U.S. ‘Over-the-Horizon’ Support to Afghanistan"

Central Asian News: "Uzbek soldiers win training awards in US"

In January 2019, Uzbek special forces participated in exercises conducted by the Mississippi National Guard. The exercises were called "historic" because they marked the first-ever training of Uzbek soldiers in the United States.

Governor Phil Bryant served as Mississippi’s 64th governor from 2012 to 2020. Before becoming the state’s chief executive, the Honorable Phil Bryant was lieutenant governor, state auditor, and represented his legislative district in the Mississippi House of Representatives for five years. Governor Bryant also draws from his early experiences as a law enforcement officer and an undercover officer in America's drug war.

As governor, the Hon. Phil Bryant led Mississippi in implementing transformational public education reforms, promoting economic development, advancing strategic trade missions, and building a competitive business climate that attracted major employers like Amazon, Yokohama Tire Corporation and Continental Tire. According to published reports: “Under Gov. Bryant’s administration, 80,000 jobs were created and some $7 billion in private investment were brought into the state of Mississippi.” |

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