Len Ackland, a former newspaper reporter and editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists magazine, discusses how the “nuclear weapons complex” successfully lobbied Washington to build the B61-12 guided nuclear bomb, breaking Obama’s pledge not to build new nukes.
Chris Woods, author of Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars, discusses the hundreds of civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria killed by the US-led coalition of countries that are conducting airstrikes, including Turkey and Israel.
Gareth Porter, an award-winning independent journalist and historian, discusses former IAEA deputy director Olli Heinonen’s misleading or false claims that the verification system in the Iran nuclear agreement is too lax to prevent Iran from covertly making a bomb.
Eli Clifton, a reporter on money in politics and US foreign policy, discusses the $145 million budget for AIPAC, United Against Nuclear Iran, and other groups furiously lobbying Congress to reject the Iran nuclear agreement.
Sadia Ali Aden, a human rights advocate and freelance writer, discusses the famine, foreign occupation and violence in Somalia, and how US foreign policy is making everything worse.