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As global news headlines race from one story to the next, the line between fact and speculation is often blurred. At the same time, the dynamics driving international relations often get ignored. On Target unpacks the most pressing issues of the day, from nuclear weapons to US foreign aid. Research fellow Zuri Linetsky invites EGF’s nonresident fellows to break down their research and apply it to today’s most critical foreign policy debates.
In this episode, Zuri’s guest is Rachel Tecott. Rachel is an expert on US security sector assistance and helps us understand the challenges and pitfalls of America’s efforts to build, train, and equip other countries’ militaries. As the United States reflects on its post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and continues to support Ukraine’s defense against Russia, it’s important to consider the factors which lead to success and those which actually undermine efforts to support partner countries’ militaries.