Kelley Vlahos, a contributing editor for The American Conservative, discusses how the US’s permanent war footing has greatly enriched a new class of wealthy government employees, contractors, lawyers and political consultants living in luxury in the Washington DC metro area.
Steven Watt, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Human Rights Program, discusses the progress of a lawsuit by torture victims against the two psychologist CIA contractors, James Mitchell and John Jessen, who designed and profited handsomely from the agency’s brutal interrogation program implemented after 9/11.
Robert A. Pape, founder of The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST), discusses the strategic logic of suicide terrorism and why it remains an effective political tool – at least in the short term.
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, discusses how neo-Nazis infiltrated the Ukrainian government after the 2014 US-backed regime change; the Iraq reconstruction disaster after the 2003 US invasion; and why President Obama is helping stop 9/11 victims’ families from suing Saudi Arabia for sponsoring the attack.
Patrick Cockburn, journalist and author of Chaos and Caliphate, discusses the permanent stalemate within the Iraqi government; the incentive of national and rebel forces to exaggerate their numbers; and why the US can’t hope to win a war on terrorism without confronting their terror-supporting Middle Eastern allies.More Interviews
Scott talks about Donald Trump’s mixed foreign policy signals and why Hillary Clinton is the worst of all the presidential candidates.More Shows
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