Two American generals talk about the Sister Rivers Agreement with Vietman, Laos, and Cambodia

The Mississippi River has two things most rivers lack: it’s got its very own commission, established by Congress in 1879. And it has a sister river: the Mekong of Vietnam and Cambodia fame. The Mekong also has a four-nation Commission that also includes Laos and Thailand. Under the auspices of the State Department, since 2010 the two river commissions have had a memorandum of understanding to work together. The current president of the Mississippi River Commission is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. Diana Holland. She also leads the cooperative training and engineering activities of the two commissions. Federal Drive Host was joined, in studio, by Holland and Brig. Gen. Kirk Gibbs for this interview.