The war against Islamic Jihadism is defining generations. It was our father’s war, it’s our war, and will most likely be our children’s war. The FDD' s Long War Journal team has been researching and reporting for over two decades on the jihadists fueling this terror. “Generation Jihad” features LWJ Editors Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn as they diagnose the black and white motivations behind the world’s most notorious terrorists, report on their expanding malign activities, and offer their prescriptions for confronting the multi-generational menace that is Islamic Jihadism.
Ep. 57 — The Emperor Was Nude All Along
52:32Hosts Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss Tom's recent testimony before the Senate, why the Islamic State bombed a mosque in Kunduz, and the Pakistani Taliban's ongoing jihad.
Episode 56 — The Resurrection of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
55:40Hosts Tom and Bill continue to explore the failures in American leadership that led to the resurrection of the Taliban's regime.
Ep. 55 - Afghanistan Falls
47:40Hosts Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss the need for accountability after 20 years of failures.
Ep. 54 — What Shabaab Wants
51:17Hosts Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss a new message from Shabaab’s emir. They also discuss their reluctance to report on a video, titled “America Burns,” produced by Al Qaeda’s main propaganda arm.
Ep. 53 - The Taliban and al Qaeda advance as U.S. completes withdrawal
51:37Hosts Bill Roggio and Tom Joscelyn discuss President Biden's latest defense of the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Despite the jihadists' significant advances since May 1, the president remains steadfastly committed to completing the American retreat.
Ep. 52 - Mapping the Taliban’s Offensive
54:01Hosts Bill Roggio and Tom Joscelyn discuss the Taliban’s massive offensive in Afghanistan. The campaign demonstrates, once again, that the “peace process” is a Western delusion. They also discuss how Bill’s map of the Taliban’s gains has evolved over time.
Ep. 51 - How the U.N. assesses al Qaeda and ISIS
49:48Edmund Fitton-Brown joins hosts Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio to discuss his team's most recent report on Afghanistan. Fitton-Brown is a former British diplomat. He is currently coordinator of the U.N. Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban.
Ep. 50 — The Unknowns
1:08:44Hosts Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss the basic epistemological problems that plague analyses of al Qaeda nearly 20 years after 9/11.
Ep. 49 — Al Qaeda tries to capitalize on conflict between Hamas and Israel
56:21Hosts Tom and Bill discuss recent statements by al Qaeda concerning the conflict between Hamas and Israel. Al Qaeda has commented on Palestinian issues often, but otherwise has had little to do with the situation. Bill also discusses his updated map of the war in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has steadily made gains.
Ep. 48 — What happens in Afghanistan doesn't stay in Afghanistan
1:03:32Hosts Bill Roggio and Tom Joscelyn discuss President Biden's to withdraw U.S. military forces from Afghanistan. It's understandable that he doesn't want any more Americans to die there, but the Afghans continue to fight a global jihadist threat.