Source: AMCD, By Tera Dahl, November 2022
Interview with Ahmad Massoud, the son of the Legendary Afghan leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, known as the Lion of Panjshir. He was a warrior that fought against the Soviets and the Taliban. Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated two days prior to September 11th, 2001 by Al Qaeda.
Ahmad speaks with investigative journalist Tera Dahl about the current situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban have been in control for over one year. Ahmad Massoud is the President and Founder of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF). He speaks to the host about his experience during the fall of Kabul and how the Taliban should be considered no differently than ISIS or the Haqqani Network. He raises questions on the accountability of United States government funding going to the Taliban and the importance of supporting the resistance and not the Taliban for the governing body of Afghanistan.
Tera Dahl served as Senior Advisor in the Conflict, Prevention and Stabilization Bureau (CPS) at USAID as a political appointee during the Trump Administration. She also served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the National Security Council (NSC) working in the White House under the Trump Administration. She has advised members of congress, staff, and policymakers on complex national security and foreign policy issues. She served as a national security senior advisor to Congresswoman and former Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. She has traveled extensively overseas to areas of conflict and war, raising awareness and reporting from an on-the-ground and frontline perspective, giving a voice to the voiceless.