Life and Death in Afghanistan
Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter
Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the expansion of U.S. drone strikes. Initially the strikes were limited to Al Qaeda and Pakistani Taliban but now they include groups allied with the Pakistani military. He states that U.S. economic conditions will force military budget cuts and curtail the empire of bases and he asks for a citizens’ movement to end war and empire.
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Scott Horton Interviews Anand Gopal
Independent journalist Anand Gopal discusses the American creation of an unsustainable Afghanistan that’s guaranteed to collapse when U.S./NATO money stops flowing. He reminds us of the fact that Afghan corruption gets worse as foreign aid increases.
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Scott Horton Interviews Ray McGovern
Ray McGovern, who is a former senior analyst at the CIA, discusses how the U.S. government is once again fixing the facts around the policy. He explains why Petraeus made analysts stop honest assessments of the failing Afghanistan War. He urges us to get out and protest government wrongdoing.
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