Max Boot Captures Vietnam War Era in Biography of CIA Operative

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Max Boot is the author most recently of "The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam." (Photo: Courtesy of Max Boot)

Military historian Max Boot left the Republican party the day after Donald Trump was elected and is a sharp critic of the current administration. Boot joins us to discuss the latest political news and his new book, "The Road Not Taken." The book profiles a relatively unknown CIA operative named Edward Lansdale, who pioneered "hearts and mind" diplomacy during the Vietnam War era. We'll talk to Boot about Lansdale and the lessons he holds for today’s politicians.

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Max Boot, senior fellow for national security studies, Council on Foreign Relations; author, "The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam"; columnist, Washington Post

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