The N.C. National Guard spends a significant amount of time working with military counterparts in Moldova and Botswana, thanks to a State Partnership Program that involves National Guard units throughout the United States.

Maj. Clay Jackson, coordinator of the North Carolina Guard’s State Partnership Program, discussed that work during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. Given the recent events in Ukraine, the N.C. National Guard and the American military have shown an increased interest in neighboring Moldova. Jackson discusses some of that former Soviet republic’s challenges in the video clip below.

2:45 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 54:53 event.

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