In an interactive meeting hosted by the Brookings Institution, Director of Freemuslim Association Mujtaba Akhwand had great privilege of meeting General David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S Air Force. Mr. Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution engaged General Goldfein in a very technical and informative conversation about challenges the Air Forces faces in years to come, and possible solutions in overcoming such challenges.
Mr. Akhwand believes Air Force and other branches of the military can play a key role in protecting innocent civilians at risk of ethnical cleansing and elimination by extremist group ISIS or any other ill-minded terrorist affiliation. One aspect of the work military does is to protect and serve, and in areas that there is military presence on the ground, saving lives of civilians including innocent men, women, and children is a priority.
General Goldfein elaborated on the five Ps that the Air Force is able to achieve; Penetrate, Persist, Protect, Proliferate and Punish. Mr. Akhwand believes these great abilities can be great concepts to tackle extremist groups especially those who target minorities at risk.