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War College
How 9/11 Led to a 'Reign of Terror'

War College

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 39:19


The Forever War. It may be gone from Afghanistan but it's not gone from our hearts. Our minds. Our souls. The body politic is riddled with the consequences of the last twenty years of conflict. The Department of Homeland Security is my go to. The first half of my life it didn't exist. Now I am faced with the consequences of its disastrous policies on a daily basis.With us today is Spencer Ackerman. Ackerman is a journalist and war correspondent who has spent his entire career reporting one the Forever War. His new book is Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump. It's an excellent book. It has the feel of a journalist stopping midway through a career turning behind them and asking “What the fuck just happened?”Angry Planet has a substack! Join the Information War to get weekly insights into our angry planet and hear more conversations about a world in conflict.https://angryplanet.substack.com/subscribeYou can listen to Angry Planet on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or follow our RSS directly. Our website is angryplanetpod.com. You can reach us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/angryplanetpodcast/; and on Twitter: @angryplanetpod. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

None of the Above
Episode 14: Insecure

None of the Above

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 31:39


Although President Biden has ended the war in Afghanistan, America's twenty-year global war on terror has not yet drawn to a close. Initiated by the Bush administration, and waged in various forms under four presidents, the war on terror has shaped not just US foreign policy, but many aspects of American life. This week, the Eurasia Group Foundation's Mark Hannah is joined by Spencer Ackerman, whose new book, Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump contends that the Trump administration was no aberration. Charting the war on terror through the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations, Ackerman shows how this war inflamed America's nativist impulses  and spurred authoritarian tools of domestic surveillance.  To listen to more episodes or learn more about None Of The Above, go to www.noneoftheabovepodcast.org. To learn more about the Eurasia Group Foundation, please visit www.egfound.org and subscribe to our newsletter.  Spencer Ackerman is the author of Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump and the Substack, Forever Wars. He is also a contributing editor at the Daily Beast, where he was a senior national correspondent from 2017 to 2021.

Bankshot
Ep. 49: Banks' forever war against cyberattacks

Bankshot

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 31:22


Hackers are targeting banks more frequently and more effectively. There's not much the industry or government can do about it. Featuring: Paul Benda, SVP of Operational Risk and Cybersecurity, American Bankers Association Mark Stamford, CEO, Occamsec Nathan Taylor, Partner, Morrison & Foerster Brian Vecci, Field CTO, Varonis Chris Wolfe, Managing Director, Head of North American Banks, Fitch Ratings

The Wright Show
Waging Humane War (Robert Wright & Samuel Moyn)

The Wright Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 60:00


Sam's new book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War ... The murky legal standing of the Forever War ... Obama's transition from traditional war to “humane” war ... Are presidents incentivized to keep war going forever? ... Sam: The true face of war is domination, control, and security ... How Vietnam changed the US's approach to war ... What drives the demand for more humane war? ... Americans' rising skepticism of Forever War ...

Bloggingheads.tv
Waging Humane War (Robert Wright & Samuel Moyn)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 60:00


Sam's new book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War ... The murky legal standing of the Forever War ... Obama's transition from traditional war to “humane” war ... Are presidents incentivized to keep war going forever? ... Sam: The true face of war is domination, control, and security ... How Vietnam changed the US's approach to war ... What drives the demand for more humane war? ... Americans' rising skepticism of Forever War ...

Fat Leonard
#2: Ring of Steel

Fat Leonard

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 30:52


Out of jail, aged 21, Leonard begins his career as a defense contractor, just as the U.S. embarks on its Forever Wars. Through skill, bribes and luck, we chart the Wolf of Wall Street-like rise of Leonard, on the back of a product called the Ring of Steel. 

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Alt Media Hawks and Neocons in Populist Clothing? w/ Robbie Martin and Connor Freeman

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 91:04


On this edition of Parallax Views, are certain segments of alt media becoming hawkish geopolitically beyond the faltering "Forever Wars"? In other words, is there criticisms to be lobbed at alt media figures who may be becoming more hawkish geopolitically as we enter what appears to be a New Cold War on China? Robbie Martin of Media Roots Radio and Connor Freeman of The Libertarian Institute join me to chat about Saagar Enjeti (formerly of Rising on The Hill and now Breaking Point w/ his former Rising co-host Krystal Ball), Cold War 2.0 with China, and alt media hawks. We discuss the Asia Pivot, The Project for a New American Century's (PNAC) long shadow, "The Realignment", neocons in populist clothing, the New "Manufacturing Consent" for a War on China, has the comedy scene got the psyop treatment?, the Hudson Institute funded by military-industrial complex heavyweights like Northrop Grumman and Raytheon,  the Institute for the Study of War, Robbie's belief that neocons have infiltrated the alt media left, the Committee on the Present Danger China, propaganda adapting to the new era of great power competition,  Bari Weiss and the "Intellectual Dark Web", Tucker Carlson, Julian Assange, and much, much more.

Indy Audio
Derek Ludovici Interviewed on WBAI by The Indypendent

Indy Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 10:04


This week we spoke with Derek Ludovici, a contributor to The Indypendent newspaper and anthropology professor at Brooklyn College and City College. Derek received his masters from from the American University in Cairo and was in Egypt during the Arab Spring. He talks about his recent op-ed for the Indypendent's Sept. issue called “What I Learned During the Forever Wars,” including what it was like to teach vets who served in one of the many U.S. wars in the Mid. East. Read Derek's article:https://indypendent.org/2021/09/what-i-learned-during-the-forever-wars/

Indy Audio
The Indypendent News Hour on WBAI // 28 September 2021

Indy Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 56:21


This week we spoke with: —Cleveland, who has been incarcerated in NYC jails for 28 months. He spent the first year of his sentence on Rikers and then was moved to the Vernon C Bain Correctional Center, commonly known as “The Boat,” which is right across from Rikers and shares many of the same conditions and staff. Cleveland talks about the many abuses of rights of the incarcerated that occur on Rikers as well as the abuses of due process in the NYC court system. —Derek Ludovici, a contributor to The Indypendent newspaper and anthropology professor at Brooklyn College and City College. Derek received his masters from from the American University in Cairo and was in Egypt during the Arab Spring. He talks about his recent op-ed for the Indypendent's Sept. issue called “What I Learned During the Forever Wars,” including what it was like to teach vets who served in one of the many U.S. wars in the Mid. East. —Marcial Morales, who, after successfully being released from ICE detention on hunger strike, has supported a slew of hunger strikes in New Jersey and around the US. He updates us on current strikes in Buffalo and Miami and what uncertain future awaits people who are deported.

Making Sense
Reading George Friedman: JFK & the Origin of Forever Wars [Ep. 105]

Making Sense

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 14:00


Historian and geopolitical strategist George Friedman asks, 'Why has the United States, the most powerful state (since the Roman Empire) lost three wars in the past 50 years?'  A reading, by Emil Kalinowski.-------HEADS UP-------In October Geopolitical Futures will do a special series on Geopolitics and Economics.  George Friedman and special guests as we dig into the socio-economics of international conflict, the relationship between a nation's economics, military, and political aspects, and technology, innovation, and the geopolitical system.----------WHO----------George Friedman of Geopolitical Futures. Read by Emil Kalinowski. Art by David Parkins. Intro/outro is "Born in the 90's" by Ameryh at Epidemic Sound.----------WHAT----------John F. Kennedy and the Origin of Wars Without End: https://bit.ly/3zvzumK----------WHERE----------George Friedman's Writings: https://bit.ly/3gUl7msGeorge Friedman's Twitter: https://twitter.com/George_FriedmanGeopolitical Futures: https://geopoliticalfutures.com/Geopolitical Futures Twitter: https://twitter.com/gpfuturesEmil's Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmilKalinowskiDavid's Art: Art: https://davidparkins.com/---------HEAR IT----------Vurbl: https://bit.ly/3rq4dPn Apple: https://apple.co/3czMcWNDeezer: https://bit.ly/3ndoVPEiHeart: https://ihr.fm/31jq7cITuneIn: http://tun.in/pjT2ZCastro: https://bit.ly/30DMYzaGoogle: https://bit.ly/3e2Z48MSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3arP8mYPandora: https://pdora.co/2GQL3QgBreaker: https://bit.ly/2CpHAFOCastbox: https://bit.ly/3fJR5xQPodbean: https://bit.ly/2QpaDghStitcher: https://bit.ly/2C1M1GBPlayerFM: https://bit.ly/3piLtjVPodchaser: https://bit.ly/3oFCrwNPocketCast: https://pca.st/encarkdtSoundCloud: https://bit.ly/3l0yFfKListenNotes: https://bit.ly/38xY7pbAmazonMusic: https://amzn.to/2UpEk2PPodcastAddict: https://bit.ly/2V39Xjr

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
The Legacy of Osama bin Laden and the Forever Wars w/ James M. Dorsey

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 66:43


On this edition of Parallax Views, what is the legacy of Osama bin Laden and the "Forever Wars" that came after the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001? The Middle East Institute's James Dorsey, award-winning journalist and a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, joins us to tackle that question as related in his article "Bin Laden's legacy probably surpasses his wildest dreams". James Dorsey is the the man behind the book, blog, and podcast The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer. We also discuss Afghanistan and what the future may hold for Afghanistan. We also discuss the Taliban, IS-K (Islamic State of Khorasan), al Qaeda, Iran, the possibility of Civil War and ethnic conflict in Afghanistan now that the U.S. withdrawal has been completed, changing perceptions about U.S. foreign policy, the Kabul airport attack, potential naivete of the Taliban, Caliphates vs. Afghan nationalism, the Pashtuns, Pakistan, the Afghans have had 40 years of war not 20, the lessons of Afghanistan, the loyalties of the Taliban, the shifting goals of the U.S. in Afghanistan during its military engagement there after 9/11, the question of the root causes of terrorism, the rise of the Quincy Institute and the push for the demilitarization of U.S. foreign policy, U.S. foreign policy as "in flux", where should U.S. foreign policy go from here, the cost of stability vs. the risk of change, human rights rhetoric vs. reality, bin Laden and the undermining of U.S. cohesion, identity politics, and much, much more. A note that this episode was recorded on 09/10/21.

Know Your Enemy
Twenty Years of Terror (w/ Spencer Ackerman)

Know Your Enemy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 98:48


It's impossible to comprehend the state of conservative politics — or American politics in general — without looking closely at the wars we've been waging for the past two decades. The story we've been telling about American conservatism has been incomplete without a deep-dive on the so-called Global War on Terror. Luckily, Spencer Ackerman has written the perfect book to occasion such a dialogue. In Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, Ackerman provides a richly detailed (and acutely frustrating) account of the perversions of justice, liberalism, humanity, and the constitution wrought by the forever wars. Our discussion with Ackerman goes from the Oklahoma City Bombing to the cancellation of Susan Sontag to the battles among neocons and paleocons to define the post-9/11 era. We also touch on the CIA's torture program, nation-building in Afghanistan, and the hypocrisies of the Trump-era Resistance. In typical KYE fashion, it's a complex and wide-ranging conversation you won't find elsewhere. Further Reading:Susan Sontag et al. "Tuesday, and After: New Yorker writers respond to 9/11." The New Yorker, Sept 16, 2001.Bernard Lewis, "The Revolt of Islam," The New Yorker, Nov 11, 2001.Jake Tapper, "Pat Buchanan: America First," Salon, Dec 4, 2001.Spencer Ackerman, "The CIA's Outsourced Torture Is Lost To History," Forever Wars, Aug 6, 2021.Sam Adler-Bell, "How the War on Terror Fuels Trump," Jacobin, Aug 13, 2016....and don't forget to subscribe on Patreon to hear all of our bonus episodes!

The Take
The Course of the Forever Wars: The future

The Take

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 28:11


This is the final episode of a three-part series looking at the past, present, and future of the so-called ‘war on terror'.  For an idea of the next phase of the US's war on terror, we look to East Africa, where a different version of the war has been unfolding for the past 20 years. American soldiers may not patrolling the streets of Kenya, but the US's counterterrorism presence is very much there. In this episode: Fauziya Hussein (@diamamyn4zi1), Sister of disappeared Kenyan man Samar Al-Bulushi (@samar42), Political Anthropologist at University of California Irvine Connect with The Take:  Twitter (@AJTheTake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
9/9/21 Joe Dyke on the Civilian Bodycount of American Airstrikes

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 30:39


Joe Dyke from Airwars.org joins the show to discuss his new report, coauthored with Imogen Piper, which attempts to count civilian deaths resulting directly from U.S. airstrikes during the Terror Wars. Dyke says he and his colleagues want civilian deaths to be part of the broader ongoing discussions about the cost of these wars. Scott and Dyke discuss the difficulties involved with trying to count civilian deaths and examine the costs and benefits of different methods. Both agree, regardless of method, it's important work. Especially since the U.S. government has made no official estimates.  Discussed on the show:  “Tens of thousands of civilians likely killed by US in ‘Forever Wars'” (Airwars.org) Cost of War Project at Brown University  “The Other Afghan Women” (New Yorker) “Looser rules, more civilian deaths, a Taliban takeover: Inside America's failed Afghan drone campaign” (Connecting Vets) “The Drone Papers” (The Intercept)  George W. Bush speech after 9/11  “The Iraq War Logs” (Wikileaks)   “Iraq war logs reveal 15,000 previously unlisted civilian deaths” (The Guardian)  Joe Dyke is Senior Investigator at Airwars. He has a decade of experience living and working in the Middle East, carrying out in-depth investigations into conflict-related civilian harm. Follow his work on Twitter @joedyke. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0L0VcEtDiE

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
9/9/21 Joe Dyke on the Civilian Bodycount of American Airstrikes

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 30:39


Joe Dyke from Airwars.org joins the show to discuss his new report, coauthored with Imogen Piper, which attempts to count civilian deaths resulting directly from U.S. airstrikes during the Terror Wars. Dyke says he and his colleagues want civilian deaths to be part of the broader ongoing discussions about the cost of these wars. Scott and Dyke discuss the difficulties involved with trying to count civilian deaths and examine the costs and benefits of different methods. Both agree, regardless of method, it's important work. Especially since the U.S. government has made no official estimates.  Discussed on the show:  “Tens of thousands of civilians likely killed by US in ‘Forever Wars'” (Airwars.org) Cost of War Project at Brown University  “The Other Afghan Women” (New Yorker) “Looser rules, more civilian deaths, a Taliban takeover: Inside America's failed Afghan drone campaign” (Connecting Vets) “The Drone Papers” (The Intercept)  George W. Bush speech after 9/11  “The Iraq War Logs” (Wikileaks)   “Iraq war logs reveal 15,000 previously unlisted civilian deaths” (The Guardian)  Joe Dyke is Senior Investigator at Airwars. He has a decade of experience living and working in the Middle East, carrying out in-depth investigations into conflict-related civilian harm. Follow his work on Twitter @joedyke. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0L0VcEtDiE

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews
9/9/21 Dave DeCamp on Developments in Afghanistan and Syria

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 29:38


This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott talked with Dave DeCamp. DeCamp gives an update on Afghanistan where the Taliban are attempting to form a government. Both Scott and DeCamp agree that the Taliban are likely to face difficulties as they try to govern the country, especially if they continue to only appoint Pashtun men to positions of power. Both point to the retaliatory drone strike that killed civilians in Kabul as a preview of what “over the horizon” operations will look like if Biden is serious about continuing them. Lastly, DeCamp provides an update on Syria where insiders appear to be happy with the status quo. And both Scott and DeCamp point to northern Syria as a perfect example of Washington's hypocrisy on “terrorist safe-havens.”  Discussed on the show: Bill Roggio at the Long War Journal Emily Horne's statement about Taliban cooperation  “Tens of thousands of civilians likely killed by US in ‘Forever Wars'” (Airwars.org) “The Other Afghan Women” (New Yorker) “Looser rules, more civilian deaths, a Taliban takeover: Inside America's failed Afghan drone campaign” (Connecting Vets) Dave DeCamp is the assistant news editor of Antiwar.com. Follow him on Twitter @decampdave. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
9/9/21 Dave DeCamp on Developments in Afghanistan and Syria

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 29:38


This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott talked with Dave DeCamp. DeCamp gives an update on Afghanistan where the Taliban are attempting to form a government. Both Scott and DeCamp agree that the Taliban are likely to face difficulties as they try to govern the country, especially if they continue to only appoint Pashtun men to positions of power. Both point to the retaliatory drone strike that killed civilians in Kabul as a preview of what “over the horizon” operations will look like if Biden is serious about continuing them. Lastly, DeCamp provides an update on Syria where insiders appear to be happy with the status quo. And both Scott and DeCamp point to northern Syria as a perfect example of Washington's hypocrisy on “terrorist safe-havens.”  Discussed on the show: Bill Roggio at the Long War Journal Emily Horne's statement about Taliban cooperation  “Tens of thousands of civilians likely killed by US in ‘Forever Wars'” (Airwars.org) “The Other Afghan Women” (New Yorker) “Looser rules, more civilian deaths, a Taliban takeover: Inside America's failed Afghan drone campaign” (Connecting Vets) Dave DeCamp is the assistant news editor of Antiwar.com. Follow him on Twitter @decampdave. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State and Why The Vietnam War?, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; EasyShip; Thc Hemp Spot; Green Mill Supercritical; Bug-A-Salt; Lorenzotti Coffee and Listen and Think Audio. Shop Libertarian Institute merch or donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin: 1DZBZNJrxUhQhEzgDh7k8JXHXRjYu5tZiG.

The Take
The Course of the Forever Wars: Amnesia

The Take

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 27:49


This is the second episode of a three-part series looking at the past, present, and future of the so-called ‘war on terror'.  Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison was once a front-page headline in the "war on terror". Today, public knowledge of the torture that made it infamous is starting to fade – but 17 years later, one US lawsuit for its victims is still going on. It centers on private contractors: companies that became an integral part of the US military efforts post-9/11 attacks, which changed the way war is fought – and accountability is sought. In this episode:  Rafael Shimunov (@rafaelshimunov), human rights activist  Katherine Gallagher (@katherga1), Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights  Majid, Abu Ghraib plaintiffs' legal team member in Iraq Connect with The Take:  Twitter (@AJTheTake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)

What A Day
America's Forever Wars With Spencer Ackerman

What A Day

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 24:37


This past weekend marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and beyond the typical yearly commemoration, the FBI released a newly declassified document detailing contacts that two hijackers had with Saudi associates in the U.S. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Spencer Ackerman, joins us to discuss the history of 9/11, the war on terror, and the latest developments in Afghanistan. And in headlines: Iran reached an agreement with the UN's nuclear watchdog, people who are not fully vaccinated are eleven times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated, and Democratic lawmakers still can't agree on a price tag for their spending plan. Show Notes: NYT: “In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb” – https://nyti.ms/3E97iK1 Forever Wars Substack – https://foreverwars.substack.com/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

This Machine Kills
Patreon Preview – 100. 9/11 20th Anniversary: The Forever War Machine (ft. Kelsey D. Atherton)

This Machine Kills

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 10:12


It's part two of the Never Forget Extravaganza! We're joined again by military tech journalist Kelsey D. Atherton to explore the deep and decades long entanglement between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon—from the early days of the semiconductors industry being born in the cradle of military contracts to the contemporary period of, as one Pentagon startup calls it, “the new Manhattan Project” of artificial intelligence. We wrap up by considering what the next phase of the forever war machine will bring. Follow Kelsey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AthertonKD Subscribe to Kelsey on Substack: https://athertonkd.substack.com/ Some stuff we reference: • Silicon Valley Giants—Not Start-Ups—Dominate DoD Tech $$ | Kelsey D. Atheron: https://breakingdefense.com/2020/07/silicon-valley-giants-not-start-ups-dominate-dod-tech/ • Reports of a Silicon Valley/Military Divide Have Been Greatly Exaggerated | Jack Poulson: https://techinquiry.org/SiliconValley-Military/ • Silicon Valley Takes the Battlespace | Jonathan Guyer: https://prospect.org/power/silicon-valley-takes-battlespace-eric-schmidt-rebellion/ • Project Maven: Amazon And Microsoft Scored $50 Million In Pentagon Surveillance Contracts After Google Quit | Thomas Brewster: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2021/09/08/project-maven-amazon-and-microsoft-get-50-million-in-pentagon-drone-surveillance-contracts-after-google/?sh=40ebfa5e6f1e • Silicon Valley Mystery House | Langdon Winner: https://bibliodarq.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/sorkin-m-ed-variations-on-a-theme-park.pdf • Cold War Armory: Military Contracting in Silicon Valley | Thomas Heinrich: https://faculty.fiu.edu/~revellk/pad2011/heinrich.pdf Subscribe to hear more analysis and commentary in our premium episodes every week! patreon.com/thismachinekills Grab your TMK gear: bonfire.com/store/this-machine-kills-podcast/ Hosted by Jathan Sadowski (twitter.com/jathansadowski) and Edward Ongweso Jr. (twitter.com/bigblackjacobin). Production / Music by Jereme Brown (twitter.com/braunestahl)

FreeThink
#55 - Afghanistan Withdrawal: Ending 9/11‘s Forever War

FreeThink

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 42:36


In this episode of FreeThink we discuss the poorly executed plan to pull all US troops out of Afghanistan.

Reveal
Forever Wars

Reveal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 51:41


Since 9/11, the power of the U.S. military has been felt around the world in the name of rooting out terrorism. But at what cost? From Fallujah in Iraq to tiny villages in Afghanistan and Yemen, Reveal reporter Anjali Kamat talks to three journalists about how America's so-called war on terror has shaped an entire generation.  Anand Gopal is a foreign journalist who traveled across the Afghan countryside, meeting with Taliban commanders and trying to understand how people understood the war. He says when U.S. President George W. Bush divided the world into those who are “with us” and those who are “with the terrorists,” it was an oversimplification and had tragic consequences for Afghanistan. Within months of the invasion, the Taliban wanted to surrender, but 9/11 was fresh and the U.S. said no. Instead, the military allied with anti-Taliban warlords and incentivized them to hunt down “terrorists.” Gopal says thousands of innocent people were arrested, tortured and killed – which only galvanized the Taliban and drew more recruits to their ranks.  To many Americans, Fallujah is remembered as the site of two brutal battles where many Americans died during the invasion of Iraq. But to journalist Feurat Alani, it's also his parents' hometown. While American TVs filled with images of the city as a jihadist stronghold, Alani knew it was a bustling city full of regular people whose lives would be forever changed by the invasion. Alani recounts precious memories of Fallujah, like swimming in the Euphrates River with his cousins and seeing football matches with his uncles. But after the invasion, his family fell apart and the city was reduced to rubble. The football stadium turned into a cemetery, and joyful moments there became somber walks through gravestones.    Finally, journalist and filmmaker Safa Al Ahmad talks about what America's post-9/11 wars have done to Yemen, where drone strikes became part of everyday life for civilians. Al Ahmad recounts what it felt like to ride in a pickup truck, wondering if she would be targeted as the sound of a drone buzzed overhead. She saw on the ground how the tactics of the war on terror in Yemen led to resentment and hostility among people whose lives were upended. While the 9/11 attacks happened 20 years ago, Al Ahmad says that for people in other places, bombings, airstrikes and drone attacks have never stopped. “They're still living the nightmare that people in New York lived for the day,” she says.

Unconditional Healing with Jeff Rubin
A 9/11 Tale of Transformation, Awakening and Healing

Unconditional Healing with Jeff Rubin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 60:40


This episode is a very special one! I so wanted to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11, when the World Trade Center Towers shockingly came down twenty years ago on this day.  Being that I live in close proximity to New York City, it's impossible to ignore the anniversary each year, and it is especially hard this year with the end of the “Forever War” in Afghanistan that was launched in response to the 9/11 assault. My guest this week is a gentleman who was in the Tower that day and lived to tell about it, the first survivor of 9/11 I have ever spoken with directly.  Kushal Choksi, who came to America from India, was working for Goldman Sachs at that time, and was realizing the so-called “American Dream”.  He was ascending the corporate ladder, and avidly integrating into the company's go-go culture until that fateful day dramatically changed his life.  Kushal's accounts of that day are compelling and visceral:Seeing the second tower get hit with his "naked eye" and being right underneath it as it happened. The grey cloud outside looking just like an apocalyptic movie, with splinters and embers falling from the sky.Running mindlessly through the streets, and leaping onto a ferry that had already left the dock.There are so many wonderful lessons in this episode. Kushal's story is so much about negotiating life when we face unexpected difficult circumstances. He is a genuine example of the Unconditional Healing ethos, where difficulties force us to get in touch with ourselves in a much deeper way and reach a level of healing that was heretofore unimagined. During our conversation, Kushal describes:His initial time working 70 hour weeks “in a blind race to get to I don't know where”How Sky-Breath meditation practice, which while not eliminating his memories of 9/11, has helped to lessen their grip. Feeling like he was driving with a foot on both the gas and the brakes, and how he decided to take his foot off the brakes in order to really live life. Today, Kushal and his wife, (also a Wall Street trader originally),  have created and built Elements Truffles, a company that creates unique artisanal chocolate products inspired by the healing science of Ayurveda.   And as part of his healing process, Kushal has just completed an autobiographical novel, “On a Wing and a Prayer” which tells a heartwarming story of spirituality, redemption, and self-exploration. And after you listen, you can learn about and register for our next online Healing Circle here.  It's free,  and you'll find like-minded folks with whom to practice meditation and share the journey toward unconditional health and well-being.  If you'd like to help support this podcast and Jeff's other projects, while also receiving benefits and admittance to events not available to the general public, please check out our Patreon page here. Finally,  you are always invited to join our Unconditional Healing Facebook group here. 

The Take
The Course of the Forever Wars: After 9/11

The Take

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 27:52


September 11, 2001, marked a milestone in a new chapter of warfare: after the 9/11 attacks, the US began not only the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but a so-called “global war on terror". That meant building a new war infrastructure that is fully global in nature, massively profitable in scale, and now, after 20 years, part of the fabric of our lives. So how did we get here? In the first episode of our three-part series looking at the past, present, and future of the so-called 'war on terror'  - we look at the US political climate after 9/11 and walk through the sweeping policy changes that would come to define the forever wars. In this episode:  Kevin Harrington, former MTA train operator Hina Shamsi (@HinaShamsi), Director of the National Security Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (@ACLU) Connect with The Take:  Twitter (@AJTheTake), Instagram (@ajthetake) and Facebook (@TheTakePod)

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Have Forever Wars Become Forever Policy? w/ Karen J. Greenberg

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 40:11


On this edition of Parallax Views, has the post-911 Forever Wars created a slew of forever policies that'll live with us long after American military incursions in Afghanistan and Iraq are decades behind us? That's the case Karen J. Greenberg, of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, joins us on this edition of Parallax Views to discuss that subject as outline in her recent TomDispatch piece "Will the Forever Wars Become Forever Policy?" and her new book Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump. Karen argues that although we may be seeing some pivots in terms of policies put in place during the War on Terror, many of the policies of the Forever War years remain "on the table". In this conversation we discuss the Department of Homeland Security, managed counter-terrorism handled multilaterally, the War on Terror and the U.S. as "police men of the world", the Authorization for the Use of Military Force and the problem of its broadness, the opening of a Pandora's Box through AUMFs, the Presidency of George W. Bush and overreach of power, the college generation's relationship to the War on Terror and 9/11, U.S. torture programs and the unprecedented use of police powers in the post-9/11 world, domestic terror threats, whether or not the War on Terror has made us more safe and granted us a sense of security, the Guantanamo Bay pictures and their publication by the Pentagon, violations of norms and Constitutional principles during the War on Terror, militarization at home as well as abroad, climate change and globalization, and much, much more.

CODEPINK Radio
Episode 108: The US's Forever Wars: From Afghanistan to China

CODEPINK Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 55:01


Join CODEPINK and the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign for an exclusive episode of CODEPINK Radio with historian Vijay Prashad and CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans on the United States' Forever Wars: From Afghanistan to China. Hear about the underlying connections between the U.S. Military Industrial Complex's war in Afghanistan, the escalation of its hybrid war on China, and why humanitarian war is an oxymoron.

The Red Nation Podcast
US frontiers as forever wars w/ Alex Aviña

The Red Nation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 80:13


Historian Alex Aviña joins us to discuss the origins of the US war on terror in frontier expansion, Indian killing, and anticommunism. Read: https://fx.substack.com/p/the-american-maginot-line   Support https://www.patreon.com/redmediapr  

Freedom Adventure Podcast
273 End Forever War

Freedom Adventure Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 4:25


Short solo episode we need to end the empire before it ends freedom

Own The Future
Empty Rhetoric: new humanitarian diplomacy of Woke West. [E254]

Own The Future

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 58:59


That all folks! America bugs out of Afghanistan--stranding hundreds of Americans and SIV. Causing the white house to consider changing the "leave no man behind" slogan to "We'll help with diplomacy and rhetoric" After all, since speech is violence America can wage their new war through talking terrorist to death.Time Stamps  0:00  'Merica out!   0:56  Intro   1:33  Welcome to the Afghanistan show   2:49  Season of amnesty is over   4:23  Refugees over reacting?   7:32  Biden's celebration speech for America's great failure.   9:56  Drone Strike update   14:21  ISIS K - Proxy group of Taliban?   16:52  Who wins? China.   21:31  Humanitarian "efforts"    32:06  Taliban crash TV station   34:54  Thriving Terror Economy   35:49  Winning Propaganda Piece by Taliban   37:30  Can Taliban break away from terror ties?   39:54  Who is in control of the Airport?   41:56  Where are people flocking to?   46:02  Yeah that makes sense   47:30  Aircraft destroyed   51:22  Haqqani's Nepotism   53:13  Value for Value   54:26  Weaver and Loom   57:58  Share with your friends and sharpen your mind.Detailed Show Notes and Media/Article links: http://254.lucasskrobot.com/VALUE FOR VALUE- If you get value out of this show— support the show in the value that you've received. You can do that by visiting the website and giving Fiat currency thereORYou can stream bitcoin by listening Podcasting 2.0 Certified apps: Podfriend - Breez - Sphinx – Podstation To find one visit http://newpodcastapps.com and find a player with the “VALUE” tag. I personally listen on Breez. If you want to get MORE value out of the show, talk about it with a colleague or co worker, or friend. You will begin to build (hopefully) stronger relationship and culture through texting this to a friend and then talking about the concepts discussed here. Remember, as leaders our first job is to define reality and define culture and that is done brick by brick. Until next time… uncover your purpose, discern the Truth, and own the future.To take more steps to live a focus life to achieve your dreams and fulfill your destiny–get my book Anchored the Discipline to Stop Drifting.  https://amzn.to/2Vwb22nThank you for listening, and as always you can find me at:WhatsApp: +1-202-922-0220http://www.LucasSkrobot.comTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucasskrobotLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucasskrobotInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucasskrobot ★ Support this podcast ★

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
The Afghanistan Blunder Boogie and D.C. Arrogance w/ Jim Bovard

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 62:38


On this edition of Parallax Views, U.S. military forces have left Afghanistan after 20 years. But the D.C. foreign policy Blob's arrogance is still going strong, as figures like Max Boot, Leon Panetta, and H.R. McMaster. Our guest on this edition, libertarian gadfly James Bovaird, has a personal experience he's decided to share with us about this kind of hubris that he details in his article "Washington Arrogance is Incurable". Jim recounts a telling conversation he had with a "good Washingtonian" that took issue with Jim's questioning of U.S. foreign policy. Meanwhile, Jim recounts seeing wounded soldiers returning from the Forever Wars that very same day. From there we delve into a number of different topics related to the foreign policy establishment and the Forever Wars like those waged in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of the War on Terror. We discuss the responsibility and complicity of President George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and, yes, even Joe Biden in regards to these conflicts. Additionally, Jim gives his opinion on the U.S. exit from Afghanistan and how it was handled poorly in his mind. Nonetheless, Jim also expresses that he believes the withdrawal needed to happen. We also delve into the issue of women's and girl's rights in Afghanistan and Jim relates a telling fact about Karzai, who was in power after the U.S. beat back the Taliban in Afghanistan, and how a certain law he signed was anything but a promotion of women's rights. Also, we talk a little bit about perpetual hawkish commentator Max Boot, gun rights, what Jim refers to as the "Sham of Democracy Promotion" in Afghanistan, the winners and losers of the Afghanistan War (hint: Virginia's weapons contractors did quite well for themselves), the relationship between the War on Terror and the loss of civil liberties, the "Bitter Belated Afghan Vindication", 9/11 and the "28 pages" of the post-9/11 Senate Select Committee, Iran and the long push for war with Iran, the rehabilitation of George W. Bush, Jim's book The Bush Betrayal, the worldwide torture regime, the question of U.S. credibility, sanctions, the economic strangulation of Syria, understanding the fact on the ground on these wars, the smugness of our foreign policy elites, the massive amounts of money that go into D.C. think tanks, and more!

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Afghanistan, Hubris, and U.S. Foreign Policy w/ Ret. Lt. Col. Daniel Davis + Ted Galen Carpenter

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 67:38


On this edition of Parallax Views, there's been a political blame game at play since President Joe Biden announced the U.S. withdrawal of its military forces from Afghanistan. The last of the U.S. forces officially left on August 30th, 2021. What now? What does this mean for U.S. foreign policy going forward? Will it open up a debate about U.S. foreign policy since 9/11? And what are the lessons that need to be learned from the U.S. military adventure in Afghanistan? We have two interviews delving into those questions on this edition of the program. First up, Ret. Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis of Defense Priorities joins us to discuss his whistleblowing on the Afghanistan War and the surge that took place on President Obama's watch. We talk about the Afghanistan Papers and how the public was systemically misled (or lied to) about the on-the-ground reality in Afghanistan. Also, we find out Lt. Col. Davis' response to criticisms that the withdrawal will hurt Afghans, that this opens us up to new terrorist threats, and calls to end the Forever Wars are the province of dangerous "isolationists". Also, we discuss how figures like Leon Panetta and H.R. McMaster are "addicted to war" as outlined in Lt. Col Davis' commentary at The Guardian. Lt. Col. Davis argues that we need to reintroduce the diplomatic toolkit and reorient U.S. foreign policy. We also manage to delve into the the Kabul airport attack and the U.S. cooperation with the Taliban against the threat of ISIS-K during the evacuation process. Then, Ted Galen Carpenter of the CATO Institute, who regularly writes for Antiwar.Com and the National Interest, joins us for further discussion about Afghanistan and, more broadly, the need for a revamp of U.S. foreign policy. As supplements to this conversation you may want to read Carpenter's latest Antiwar.Com piece "Blame-Shifting: The Political Elites Response to the Messy Afghan Withdrawal" and "The Cynical Campaign To Scapegoat Joe Biden for the Afghanistan Debacle" as well as his article at the National Interest entitled "U.S. Credibility Not Seriously Damaged by Afghanistan Failure".

The Leader | Evening Standard daily
How the 'Forever War' in Afghanistan hasn't ended even with the troops all gone

The Leader | Evening Standard daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 6:06


The Evening Standard's political editor Nicholas Cecil joins the podcast following the departure of the final US soldier from Kabul airport, and the Taliban taking total control of Afghanistan. He tells us why "more speculation than usual" is surrounding the Foreign Secretary's position, as Dominic Raab faces more criticism over his handling of the crisis. And we also learn that Boris Johnson is not at Downing Street right now, but his team is insisting he's "not on holiday". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

WTF Just Happened Today
Day 223: "The forever war."

WTF Just Happened Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 2:58


Monday, August 30, 2021 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free 1/ The U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, effectively ending the longest war in American history and fulfilling Biden's pledge to end what he called the “forever war.” The evacuation operation at Kabul's international airport also end... Visit WTF Just Happened Today? for more news and headlines, brought to you by Matt Kiser. The WTFJHT Podcast is narrated and produced by Joe Amditis.

New Books in American Studies
Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak, "Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism" (U Massachusetts Press, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 52:15


Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2021) is a timely collection of articles and essays by Marilyn B Young, edited by Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak. In this interview, Mark Bradley joined me to discuss Marilyn Young's life and legacy, the impetus for assembling the book, and the relevance of her work in the present moment. The late historian Marilyn B. Young, a preeminent voice on the history of U.S. military conflict, spent her career reassessing the nature of American global power, its influence on domestic culture and politics, and the consequences felt by those on the receiving end of U.S. military force. At the center of her inquiries was a seeming paradox: How can the United States stay continually at war, yet Americans pay so little attention to this militarism? Making the Forever War brings Young's articles and essays on American war together for the first time, including never before published works. Moving from the first years of the Cold War to Korea, Vietnam, and more recent "forever" wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Young reveals the ways in which war became ever-present, yet more covert and abstract, particularly as aerial bombings and faceless drone strikes have attained greater strategic value. For Young, U.S. empire persisted because of, not despite, the inattention of most Americans. The collection concludes with an afterword by prominent military historian Andrew Bacevich. Marilyn B Young (1937-2017) was a renowned historian of American foreign relations and a longtime professor of history at New York University. Her landmark book The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 remains a defining work in the field. Mark P Bradley (interviewee and co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Bernadotte E Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago and author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. Mary L Dudziak (co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University and author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences.  Catriona Gold is a PhD candidate in Geography at University College London, researching security, subjectivity and mobility in the 20-21st century United States. Her current work concerns the US Passport Office; she has previously published on US Africa Command and the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic. She can be reached by email or on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books Network
Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak, "Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism" (U Massachusetts Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 52:15


Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2021) is a timely collection of articles and essays by Marilyn B Young, edited by Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak. In this interview, Mark Bradley joined me to discuss Marilyn Young's life and legacy, the impetus for assembling the book, and the relevance of her work in the present moment. The late historian Marilyn B. Young, a preeminent voice on the history of U.S. military conflict, spent her career reassessing the nature of American global power, its influence on domestic culture and politics, and the consequences felt by those on the receiving end of U.S. military force. At the center of her inquiries was a seeming paradox: How can the United States stay continually at war, yet Americans pay so little attention to this militarism? Making the Forever War brings Young's articles and essays on American war together for the first time, including never before published works. Moving from the first years of the Cold War to Korea, Vietnam, and more recent "forever" wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Young reveals the ways in which war became ever-present, yet more covert and abstract, particularly as aerial bombings and faceless drone strikes have attained greater strategic value. For Young, U.S. empire persisted because of, not despite, the inattention of most Americans. The collection concludes with an afterword by prominent military historian Andrew Bacevich. Marilyn B Young (1937-2017) was a renowned historian of American foreign relations and a longtime professor of history at New York University. Her landmark book The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 remains a defining work in the field. Mark P Bradley (interviewee and co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Bernadotte E Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago and author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. Mary L Dudziak (co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University and author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences.  Catriona Gold is a PhD candidate in Geography at University College London, researching security, subjectivity and mobility in the 20-21st century United States. Her current work concerns the US Passport Office; she has previously published on US Africa Command and the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic. She can be reached by email or on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in History
Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak, "Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism" (U Massachusetts Press, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 52:15


Making the Forever War: Marilyn Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2021) is a timely collection of articles and essays by Marilyn B Young, edited by Mark P. Bradley and Mary L. Dudziak. In this interview, Mark Bradley joined me to discuss Marilyn Young's life and legacy, the impetus for assembling the book, and the relevance of her work in the present moment. The late historian Marilyn B. Young, a preeminent voice on the history of U.S. military conflict, spent her career reassessing the nature of American global power, its influence on domestic culture and politics, and the consequences felt by those on the receiving end of U.S. military force. At the center of her inquiries was a seeming paradox: How can the United States stay continually at war, yet Americans pay so little attention to this militarism? Making the Forever War brings Young's articles and essays on American war together for the first time, including never before published works. Moving from the first years of the Cold War to Korea, Vietnam, and more recent "forever" wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Young reveals the ways in which war became ever-present, yet more covert and abstract, particularly as aerial bombings and faceless drone strikes have attained greater strategic value. For Young, U.S. empire persisted because of, not despite, the inattention of most Americans. The collection concludes with an afterword by prominent military historian Andrew Bacevich. Marilyn B Young (1937-2017) was a renowned historian of American foreign relations and a longtime professor of history at New York University. Her landmark book The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 remains a defining work in the field. Mark P Bradley (interviewee and co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Bernadotte E Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College at the University of Chicago and author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. Mary L Dudziak (co-editor of Making the Forever War) is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University and author of War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences.  Catriona Gold is a PhD candidate in Geography at University College London, researching security, subjectivity and mobility in the 20-21st century United States. Her current work concerns the US Passport Office; she has previously published on US Africa Command and the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic. She can be reached by email or on Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
U.S. Foreign Policy Needs to Change w/ Trita Parsi + The U.S.'s Afghanistan Endgame w/ Nadia Ahmad

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 58:40


Interview Start Times: Trita Parsi - 02:22 Nadia Ahmad - 27:14 On this edition of Parallax Views, we have two interviews relating to U.S. foreign policy. First, up Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft co-founder and executive vice president Trita Parsi joins us to discuss how U.S. foreign policy needs a change. For Parsi, that means a shift towards a foreign policy of restraint that rejects militarism and economic warfare like sanctions. He argues that U.S. Grand Strategy is not worked out well for the U.S. as D.C.'s "Blob" adherents of the "Forever Wars" in the Middle East have claimed they would. The disaster of Afghanistan, he argues, is not a repudiation of restraint, but an argument for it. Additionally, Parsi also addresses claims that the Quincy Institute is "isolationist" and takes issue with the U.S. foreign policy Establishment's lack of referring to diplomacy before forms of warfare.   Then, Nadia Ahmad, a law professor at the Barry University School of Law, joins us to discuss her Common Dreams op-ed "The US Endgame in Afghanistan Was Mineral Extraction, Not Democracy". Also, Nadia chimes in on what can be done to help the Afghan people now and launches a criticism of those who ignore the question, "Should we have occupied Afghanistan in the first place?". We discuss the mining companies that Nadia argues the U.S. acted as security guards for in Afghanistan and the threat of sanctions against Afghanistan. All that and more on this edition of Parallax Views!

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Forever wars – and how they can end

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 28:56


The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has serious implications for global security. Western governments are concerned about the prospect of more attacks on their own turf. But there's also particular worry that jihadist movements in Africa and Asia could gain ground. Might the news from Kabul attract new recruits to their ranks – especially in those places where international forces have been deeply involved in fighting them back? The various armed groups allied with Al Qaida and the Islamic State across the Sahel and east Africa have been wreaking havoc for more than a decade now. Andrew Harding has reported on many of those wars, and recent events have brought back vivid memories… and hard questions… In Afghanistan itself, some among the Taliban now in charge of the country again have grievances of their own, after losing relatives and comrades killed in airstrikes and night raids over the past twenty years. So how will they rule, and treat their old enemies? Kate Clark was the BBC correspondent in Kabul in the final years of the last Taliban regime, where she witnessed the fall of the city in 2001 – and she has done so again in 2021. She's seen rulers come and go – and how after each change of regime, cycles of revenge have been fed, prolonging the conflict. After a week of chaos, she considers a longer view of four decades of war. Reporting from Israel often inevitably revolves around the politics of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even the basic, day-to-day issues – town planning, health care, education – are complicated by this central problem. So imagine the challenge of policing in such a divided setting. For some time, Palestinian citizens of Israel have reported rising violence within their communities – not politically motivated, but driven by organised crime. The mobsters' trade in drugs and weapons, and their vendettas, have blighted many areas – and left many families bereaved. Yolande Knell has spoken to several families trying to cope with the aftermath. In Spain, paying the rent is often a political issue – and there's a long history of squatting. After the property crash of 2008, many families fought to stay on in homes that did not belong to them, because they couldn't afford their mortgages any more. In cities like Barcelona, while prices slumped, speculators moved in and bought up buildings at knock-down prices. Thousands of flats are still standing empty. Some have been illegally occupied by people who just can't afford a market rent and needed a roof over their heads. But not all squatters actually live in the homes they take over. Criminals have spotted an opportunity: why not just move into a property and demand a ‘ransom' of thousands of Euros from the owner before they will leave? Linda Pressly recently met a man who claimed to be a professional extortionist in Barcelona… And Patrick Muirhead takes a gruelling hike in the Seychelles, on the trail of its fabled Jellyfish Tree. It's not just rare, but a botanical mystery: no-one yet understands how it manages to reproduce. In the teeth of climate change and rapid development for the islands' tourism industry, there are fears the species may not last much longer. If a proposed dam is built to supply water for the growing population of Mahé island, it could engulf one of the last remaining outcrops of the plant. Producer: Polly Hope

Free Forum with Terrence McNally
Episode 523: MARK DANNER (2017)-Our tragic failure in Afghanistan-SPIRAL: Trapped in Forever War

Free Forum with Terrence McNally

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 60:13


After 20 years, Biden's pullout of US troops from Afghanistan is inevitably followed by the chaotic evacuations of our desperate Afghan allies and the self-serving blame games of our all-knowing US pundits. Here's my 2017 conversation with MARK DANNER, a voice of conscience and reason concerning war and terrorism since at least 9/11, about his book, SPIRAL: Trapped in the Forever War.

The Daily Dive
Terror Attack in Kabul Claim American Lives

The Daily Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 25:17


President Biden has condemned ISIS-K attacks in Kabul that killed at least 13 U.S. service members, over 60 Afghans, and injured many more. He also vowed to hunt them down and make them pay. This comes as evacuations continue amid a looming deadline. Jessica Donati, reporter at the WSJ and author of Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War, joins us for how the CIA and other troops are conducting missions outside of Kabul to extract Americans. Next, as the Delta variant continues to infect so many people, the demand for at-home Covid tests is going up. The only problem with that, is that the test manufacturers can't keep up and they are becoming harder to find online and on pharmacy shelves. These antigen tests have faced questions of reliability, but work best on people who are shedding lots of virus particles and provide quick results. Brianna Abbot, health reporter at the WSJ, joins us for more. Finally, NFTs are all the rage in the art market right now with about $2.4 billion worth of NFTs being traded in the second quarter alone. But with all this money comes scammers and hackers taking advantage of people by selling fake art, stealing credit card numbers, and even spreading viruses that can drain crypto wallets of all their funds. Kelly Crow, art reporter at the WSJ, joins us for why you should be wary of NFT scams. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The New Abnormal
Everyone's Against Forever Wars Until They Actually End w/ Toure

The New Abnormal

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 58:33


“What is your Afghanistan hot take? Go.”“My number one hot take is that I don't like occupation. I don't feel like we should be permanently defending ‘democracy' in any given country. If they are not ready for democracy or to be run in the way that we want them to, we cannot use military power to force them to have a democracy,” said Touré, one of this week's guests on The New Abnormal, former MSNBC host, current host of an eponymous podcast, Toure Show and author of I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon. Hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Jesse Cannon are also joined by Jonathan Allen, a senior political reporter for NBC, and Noga Tarnopolsky, a Daily Beast contributor based in Jerusalem. In their regular “F**k That Guy” segment, the hosts raise their middle fingers to one Kristi Noem and South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.If you haven't heard, every single week The New Abnormal does a special bonus episode for Beast Inside, the Daily Beast's membership program. where Sometimes we interview Senators like Cory Booker or the folks who explain our world in media like Jim Acosta or Soledad O'Brien. Sometimes we just have fun and talk to our favorite comedians and actors like Busy Phillips or Billy Eichner and sometimes its just discussing the fuckery. You can get all of our episodes in your favorite podcast app of choice by becoming a Beast Inside member where you'll support The Beast's fearless journalism. Plus! You'll also get full access to podcasts and articles. To become a member head to newabnormal.thedailybeast.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Chauncey DeVega Show
Ep. 340: "War Made Easy" and the Pitfalls and Lies of American Empire and its Forever Wars

The Chauncey DeVega Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 77:09


Norman Solomon is the author of several books including War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death". He is also the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. Solomon explains how the United States is actually a global empire. He also details how propaganda is used to convince the American people to support war, the country's military industrial complex, and war profiteering. Solomon also reflects on the myth of American Exceptionalism and its role in sustaining the American Empire and its forever wars. And Chauncey DeVega returns from a several-week hiatus during which he went home to visit his mother who he had not seen for almost 2 years because of the coronavirus pandemic. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW Exclusive: FBI finds scant evidence U.S. Capitol attack was coordinated - sources DHS Memo: Capitol Attackers Plotted in Advance Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump's coup attempt Afghanistan War 'Largely a Wealth Transfer' to Military Contractors, Says 'Black Swan' Author Taliban Didn't Win in Afghanistan, the Defense Contractors Did | Opinion Randall Beach: Thumbs down for robots, thumbs up for Ben WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.

The Recount Daily Pod
PTSD and Moral Injury: The Legacy of Our Forever Wars

The Recount Daily Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 24:24


"The Line" is a podcast about the war crimes case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. More broadly, it's also about the Forever Wars and what they've done to the hearts and minds of those we've sent to fight them. Documentarian Dan Taberski, executive producer of "The Line", joins us to talk about the blurry moral boundaries our soldiers are confronting on and off the battlefield. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The New Yorker: Politics and More
Dexter Filkins on the Fall of Afghanistan

The New Yorker: Politics and More

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 16:36


Dexter Filkins covered the American invasion of Afghanistan when he was a reporter for the New York Times, and has continued to report on conflicts in the region for The New Yorker. Filkins's best-seller from 2008 carried the resonant title “The Forever War.” Thirteen years after the book's publication, the forever war is over, but its end has been the chaotic worst-case scenario that many feared. Filkins talks with David Remnick about whether it had to go this way, and whether twenty years of war changed America more than it did Afghanistan.

The New Yorker Radio Hour
Dexter Filkins on the Fall of Afghanistan

The New Yorker Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 17:33


Dexter Filkins covered the American invasion of Afghanistan when he was a reporter for the New York Times, and has continued to report on conflicts in the region for The New Yorker. Filkins's best-seller from 2008 carried the resonant title “The Forever War.” Thirteen years after the book's publication, the forever war is over, but its end has been the chaotic worst-case scenario that many feared. Filkins talks with David Remnick about whether it had to go this way, and whether twenty years of war changed America more than it did Afghanistan. 

The Brian Lehrer Show
The Kabul Evacuation and Plight of Afghan Women

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 34:20


Jessica Donati, Wall Street Journal national security reporter and former Afghanistan bureau chief and the author of Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War (PublicAffairs, 2021), talks about the situation in Afghanistan and the Kabul airport.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2655 - The Endless Consequences of Borderless, Forever Wars w/ Spencer Ackerman

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 67:01


Sam and Emma host Spencer Ackerman, author of the Forever Wars newsletter on Substack, to discuss his recent book Reign Of Terror: How The 9/11 Era Destabilized America And Produced Trump. Sam, Emma, and Spencer jump off of a Charlie Kirk nativist clip to dive into the start of the war on terror as the rebirth of white replacement theory, starting with domestic attacks on Muslim Americans post-9/11 and giving way to Trump. They look into how the war on terror turned the enemies into those escaping the conditions we created, diving particularly into the parallels between the anti-sharia law policy passed in thirty different states and the current debates on Critical Race Theory in kindergarten, helping to create this apparatus of suspicion treating immigration as the vector of a national security threat. Next, Ackerman walks through the mutation of the political tool of the war on terror through the Bush years, bringing in a torture regime and normalizing violent nativism in policy, and ultimately being reaffirmed and reinforced by Obama's attempts at “humanizing” it through drone strikes, before working through how Trump was able to capitalize on the tool. They wrap up the interview by looking into the importance of public pressure on the security apparatus, pushing Biden to end the license for US presidents to use this tool. Sam and Emma also cover general updates on the situation in Kabul as the US evacuates Afghanistan, and the state of the Delta variant as Texas Gov. Abbott has a breakthrough case get through three vaccinations. And in the Fun Half: Twigs from New Mexico calls in to discuss the importance of MR and TMBS in converting him from libertarianism, Josh from Chicago ponders where US imperialism will go next, and the WH press corps takes on the true populist stance of maintaining our military presence in Tajikistan. The MR crew spectates the continuing Fox & Frenemies beef between Kilmeade and Doocy as one worries about his career and the other about his livelihood, and Ryan from NH discusses why the left should stand stronger behind the withdrawal, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Tushy: Hello Tushy cleans your butt with a precise stream of fresh water for just $79. It attaches to your existing toilet – requires NO electricity or additional plumbing – and cuts toilet paper use by 80% – so the Hello Tushy bidet pays for itself in a few months. Go to hellotushy.com/majority to get 10% off today! ZocDoc: With Zocdoc, you can search for local doctors who take your insurance, read verified patient reviews and book an appointment, in-person or video chat. Never wait on hold with a receptionist again. Whether you need a primary care physician, dentist, dermatologist, psychiatrist, eye doctor, or other specialist, Zocdoc has you covered. Go to Zocdoc.com/MAJORITY and download the ZocDoc app to sign-up for FREE and book a top-rated doctor. Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt's podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Help Aamon Hawk Buy A Super Computer! Check out Timbah.On.Toast's "Tim Pool: Chaotic News Analyst" Check out ReichWingWatch's "The Jimmy Dore Deception".

Left Reckoning
Bosses Want You Hungry + Anti-Democracy Movement Wants Forever War + Q&A - Griscom Stream

Left Reckoning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 53:23


Raw audio from this week's Griscom Stream. Talked about why Fox News is worried that workers get unemployment and the anti-democracy movement takes aim at the public. 

Vox's The Weeds
Reign of Terror

Vox's The Weeds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 59:25


Matt is joined by reporter Spencer Ackerman, author of the new book Reign of Terror. Ackerman explains the ways in which America's approach to domestic white terrorism differs from its approach to international threats. They discuss the treatment of Timothy McVeigh after the Oklahoma City bombing, and the way in which it primed the political and cultural response to 9/11 and the War on Terror. Ackerman also argues that the unlawful and immoral approach of the government laid the groundwork for Trump's presidency. Resources: Reign of Terror by Spencer Ackerman (Penguin Random House; Aug 10, 2021) The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins (Public Affairs; May 19, 2020) "Second Inaugural Address" by George W. Bush (January 20, 2005) State of Exception by Giorgio Agamben (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press; 2005) Guest: Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman), author, reporter, and publisher of Forever Wars on Substack, contributing editor at the Daily Beast. Host: Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Slowboring.com Credits: Ness Smith-Savedoff, Producer & Engineer Erikk Geannikis, Producer, Talk Podcasts As the Biden administration gears up, we'll help you understand this unprecedented burst of policymaking. Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weeds-newsletter. The Weeds is a Vox Media Podcast Network production. Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts About Vox Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Follow Us: Vox.com Facebook group: The Weeds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Ezra Klein Show
We're Living in the World the War on Terror Built

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 58:15


The Sept, 11 attacks might have taken place almost 20 years ago, but we're still living in the America that the war on terror built. Its legacy is not just mass surveillance and drone strikes but birtherism, nativism and Donald Trump. And much of it has been — and continues to be — a bipartisan effort.That's the argument of Spencer Ackerman's new book, “Reign of Terror.” Ackerman is the author of the newsletter Forever Wars, a contributing editor at The Daily Beast, and a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Guardian that reported on Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations. In “Reign of Terror,” Ackerman takes all he's reported on and wraps it into one sweeping argument: We are still in the 9/11 era, and that's all the more true because we've come to take so much of it for granted.We discuss the connection between Sept. 11 and birtherism, the scope of mass surveillance, the ethics of drone strikes, how Trump understood the war on terror's moral core better than its architects did, the messy choices of national security, the ways America's belief in its own innocence makes it less safe, Barack Obama's complicated relationship with the fight against terrorism, the emergence of a genuinely left-wing foreign policy movement, the coalescing bipartisan consensus around a cold war with China, and much more.Book recommendations: American War by Omar El AkkadThe Jakarta Method by Vincent BevinsOverheated by Kate AronoffThe New Gods by Jack Kirby Lazarus by Greg Rucka and Michael LarkRise of the Black Panther by Evan Narcisse and Ta-Nehisi CoatesYou can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of "The Ezra Klein Show" at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein.Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld, audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Special thanks to Kristin Lin.