Whistleblower Matthew Hoh returns to the show to discuss the Afghanistan War, what’s changed and what’s stayed the same. Hoh recalls how he challenged the U.S. war party by speaking out against the Afghan War during Obama’s surge, why Obama’s—and every other president’s—Afghan policy has failed, and how the failings were obvious from the outset. Hoh then touches on the reportedly expanded role of the CIA in tracking the Taliban and the United States’s disastrous partnership with the Afghan National Army.

Matthew Hoh is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and formerly worked for the U.S. State Department. Hoh received the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling in 2010. Hoh is a member of the Board of Directors for Council for a Livable World and is an Advisory Board Member for Expose Facts. He writes on issues of war, peace and post-traumatic stress disorder recovery at matthewhoh.com.

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