Exclusive Insight with Wesley (Wes) Martin, Colonel, U.S. Army, (Ret.)

Colonel Wes Martin, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 and 2 as the senior Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer for all coalition forces, and three tours of duty at the Pentagon as Force Protection Assessment Team Chief, Army Operations Center Crisis Action Team Chief, and Department of Army Information Operations Chief, has also been awarded two Legions of Merit, two Bronze Stars, and six Meritorious Service Medals.

Col. Martin – U.S. Decision to Cooperate with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

06 Feb 18

What are your thoughts about the proposed U.S. decision to cooperate with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to create and train 30,000 strong-force in Syria?

Col. Martin – The KRG Independence Referendum in Iraq

06 Feb 18

What are your thoughts about the KRG independence referendum in Iraq and the reactions that came from the U.S. and Turkey?

Col. Martin – Risk and Benefit of U.S. Working Directly with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

06 Feb 18

What is the most important risk and benefit of U.S. working directly with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) instead of its NATO ally Turkey?

Col. Martin – Easing Tensions and the Future of U.S. – Turkey Military Relations in Syria

06 Feb 18

What is your assessment of the future of U.S. – Turkey military relations in Syria? Do you foresee any opportunity to ease the tensions?

Col. Martin – Understanding Regional Complexities and Turkey’s Security Concerns

06 Feb 18

Do you think the American political leadership genuinely understand Turkey’s concerns and regional complexities?

Col. Martin – On Special Presidential Envoy Brett Mcgurk

06 Feb 18

What is your assessment of Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Brett McGurk, who replaced General John R. Allen?

Col. Martin – The Role of The U.S. in Turkey’s Battle Against the PKK

06 Feb 18

Do you think the U.S. can play a constructive role in Turkey’s battle against the PKK?

Col. Martin – Future of the Kurds

06 Feb 18

What are your thoughts about the future of the Kurds?

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