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Frontlines of Freedom

Frontlines of Freedom with Michael Breimayer

December 17, 2022

Chris Kolenda Rides Across America for Fallen Soldiers

CNN with Jake Tapper

October 24, 2022

The Lead with Jake Tapper

September 28, 2022

Chris Kolenda Provides Perspective on the US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan August 2021

MSNBC: Chris Kolenda on Afghanistan: “We need to keep our eye on the ball in terms of action”

August 27, 2021

BBC World News: Former US representative in Taliban talks

August 27, 2021

LBC Radio with Chris Kolenda

August 27, 2021

MSNBC: Zerlina | Kabul Airport Bombings Kill U.S. Soldiers

August 26, 2021

CBS News: Bombing in Kabul

August 26, 2021

MSNBC’s Zerlina Maxwell interviews Chris Kolenda after Biden addresses Afghanistan

August 20, 2021

BBC World News: Afghanistan: Taliban Takeover

August 20, 2021

MSNBC’s Zerlina Maxwell interviews Chris Kolenda: How Afghanistan got here

August 16, 2021

CBS News: Uncertain future of US-Afghanistan relations after chaotic withdrawal

August 19, 2021

Chris discusses the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan with CNN’s Jim Sciutto.

August 16, 2021


“What We’re Getting Wrong About Veterans,” which gives you ways to help veterans find purpose and belonging, which is needed to believe that your life is worth living. Twenty-two veterans die by suicide each day.

Afghanistan shows the U.S. needs a doctrine not just for fighting wars, but also leaving them

Defense One, July 27, 2023

There are fresh lessons to be learned from the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan,

Christopher Kolenda Other Recent Interviews about Afghanistan and the Taliban

ITV News, August 11, 2021

Afghanistan: People and soldiers ‘have lost faith’ in government’, former US soldier says

Christopher Kolenda speaks to ITV News about gains the Taliban has recently made in Afghanistan.

BBC Newsnight, August 6, 2021

What went wrong in Afghanistan?

Christopher Kolenda joins Newsnight to discuss what went wrong in Afghanistan after 20 years of war, and what happens now.

PRX The World, August 9, 2021

The Afghan government failed to earn the trust of its people, retired US Army Col. Kolenda says

Retired US Army Col. Christopher Kolenda speaks to host Marco Werman about the need of Afghans to develop their own strategy moving forward.

BBC The Real Story, August 6, 2021

How does the Taliban keep going?

CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow, Christopher D. Kolenda joins The Real Story on BBC World News Service to discuss the advances the Taliban has made in recent weeks.

What Business Leaders Can Learn From The Afghanistan Disaster, August 15, 2022

On the first anniversary of the Afghan government collapse, three crucial insights business leaders can use to avoid their own disasters.

Other Media Interviews

Laura discusses her experience in the military and deployment to Iraq with Veterans Radio America.

Chris discusses the Afghan peace process on BBC NewsNight with Emily Maitlis.

Chris discusses the Afghan peace process on NPR with Ari Shapiro.

Chris discusses the situation in Afghanistan on NPR with David Greene.

Chris discusses the possibility of peace in Afghanistan on The Big Picture with Olivier Knox.

Chris discusses negotiating with the Taliban on Episode 3: Engaging the Enemy.

Chris discusses veterans value and how to set yourself up for success in life on Episode 69: Christopher Kolenda, Founder of Kolenda Strategic Leaders Acadamy.

Chris discusses ending the war in Afghanistan on WORLD Radio.