8/20/17 Gareth Porter on Trump’s decision to escalate in Afghanistan

Gareth Porter returns to KPFK radio to discuss Trump’s recent announcement that the United States will extend and escalate the war in Afghanistan. Porter explains that the permanent war state in the United States grinds on and claims another victory with Trump’s decision, which overturns his strong rhetoric in opposition to the Afghan war in the past.

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter @GarethPorter.

Find all of Gareth Porter’s previous appearances on the Scott Horton Show and buy Scott’s new book “Fool’s Errand: Time To End the War in Afghanistan.”

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