This is the sixth in a series of exclusive video interviews with veteran journalist Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS Evening News, who visited Asia Society Studios in New York City in late June. Rather, 80, currently hosts the investigative news magazine Dan Rather Reports, which airs on AXS TV. Rather's memoir, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, came out in May.

In the segment embedded above, Rather shares his thoughts on Afghanistan, a country he has covered since the late 1970s. "There's no understanding Afghanistan unless you understand that in Afghanistan they are about hospitality, loyalty, and revenge," Rather told me. "If you don't understand that, you can't understand Afghanistan. And that was true thousands of years ago, and it's true today."

A complete transcript of the video can be found here:

asiasociety.org/blog/asia/watch-dan-rathers-advice-president-obama-afghanistan

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