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John Zabel
John Zabel.jpg
Status: Alive
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Profession: Foreign policy advisor
Others: Benjamin Hayes (President)
Played by: Hugh Dancy
Season(s): 8
First episode: "F**ker Shot Me"
Last episode: "Prisoners of War"

John Zabel is President Benjamin Hayes foreign policy advisor on Afghanistan, brought in following the death of President Ralph Warner.


Despite his lack of experience in the military, Zabel is a brash and ardent advocate for war, and works to manipulate Hayes into escalating tensions with the Pakistan government in hopes of launching an invasion in the area. His plans are eventually thwarted when it is revealed that Warner's helicopter crashed due to a mechanical failure rather than an attack by the Taliban.


Season 8
"Deception Indicated" "Catch and Release" "False Friends" "Chalk One Up" "Chalk Two Down"
"Two Minutes" F**ker Shot Me Threnody(s) In Full Flight Designated Driver
"The English Teacher" Prisoners of War