Buck goes in depth talking about the ideology and beliefs of the Kurdish YPG and why arming them could be problematic. Is putting more American soldiers on the ground the answer to dealing with ISIS? What will the post-conflict environment look like? Buck complains about the FBI interrogating him all of the time since his trip to Syria. James talks about working with Assad as well of the Kurds and the difficulties in working with local sources and vetting information.

Episode 3: Boots on the Ground in Northern Syria