The Protectors Podcast™

#379 | Chris Kolenda | Author | Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

October 28, 2022 Dr. Jason Piccolo Episode 379
The Protectors Podcast™
#379 | Chris Kolenda | Author | Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War
Show Notes

The Protectors Podcast ™ Presents Chris Kolenda.  Chris stopped by to talk about his book Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War, leadership in difficult times, and a ton more. 

About Chris: Chris is both warrior and diplomat, combining assertiveness and statesmanship to gain dramatic wins. A West Point graduate, internationally renowned combat leader, and retired Army colonel, he defied conventional wisdom in Afghanistan by developing an innovative strategy that motivated a large insurgent group to switch sides, the only example of such success in the 20-year history of the war.

Unsatisfied with the complacency, Chris inspired change in the military’s strategy and got Pentagon officials on board to push for new diplomatic initiatives. As a trusted adviser to three 4-star generals and two Secretaries of Defense, Chris became the first American to have both fought the Taliban as a commander in combat and negotiated with them in peace talks.

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