Matthew Harwood discusses “Why bringing back the draft for military service would be a disaster;” the incompatibility of conscription with individual liberty; Thomas Ricks’ plan for transforming high school grads into “cheap labor” for the government; and why antiwar leftists should rethink their arguments in favor of the draft.
Washington DC-based writer Matthew Harwood discusses his truthout article “Peter King: Reactionary, Rash and Wrong,” on the greatly exaggerated threat of Muslim extremists in America; the “partners in counterterrorism” relationship between law enforcement and CAIR; the ridiculous conclusions drawn by terrorism analysts who ignore foreign policy implications; and why Rep. Peter King would gladly take your liberty in exchange for more false security.
Washington DC-based writer Matthew Harwood discusses the RAND Corporationâ€™s study â€“ commissioned by the Army War College â€“ that recommends a hybrid â€œStability Police Forceâ€ to supplement U.S. military actions abroad, the placement of non-deployed SPF â€œpoliceâ€ in the U.S. Marshalâ€™s Service to avoid conflicts with the Posse Comitatus Act, the blurred line between rules of engagement for the military and civilian police and how the addition of yet another tool for foreign intervention effectively lowers the barrier to conflict entry.
Washington DC-based writer Matthew Harwood discusses the degraded moral principles in the US evident from the American publicâ€™s assent to torture, the prohibition against torture by Washington and Lincoln in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and the limited investigations focused on â€œa few bad applesâ€ instead of the torture choreographers in the Bush administration.
Max Keiser, Matthew Harwood, Chris Hedges 11-1 95.9 in Austin or stream from http://kaosradioaustin.org
Matthew Harwood, author of the Guardian article â€œTorture is a crime, not a state secret,â€ discusses the obfuscation of facts through the invocation of state secrets privilege in the Binyam Mohamed torture case, the lack of accountability for torturers within the justice system and the large number of innocent people swept up in the â€œwar on terrorâ€ dragnet.