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Antiwar Radio: Nick Turse

Nick Turse, author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives and editor of The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan, discusses his research that shows the Pentagon has over 1000 foreign bases – taking care to exclude the golf courses, resort hotels and family housing from the final count; the 88 bases (at least) remaining in Iraq that comprise lots of facts on the ground impeding the SOFA-agreed 2011 “for real” withdrawal deadline; inferring the presence of secret bases from discrepancies between troop deployments and the Pentagon’s official list of bases; and how Africa’s recent colonial history makes it difficult to headquarter AFRICOM on the continent.

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Antiwar Radio: Nick Turse

Nick Turse, author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives and editor of The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan, discusses US contingency plans to maintain a large Persian Gulf regional influence should the Iraq occupation ever end, Qatar’s successful $1 billion “if you build it, he will come” gambit that the US military would be drawn to an unused air base (Qatar has no air force) and the current estimate that the US military now has over 1000 bases worldwide.

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Antiwar Radio: Nick Turse

Nick Turse, author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives and editor of The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan, discusses the construction boom in U.S. military bases that puts the scheduled 2011 Afghanistan drawdown in doubt, how Obama has abdicated his role of commander in chief to his generals and why it remains difficult to understand the purpose of the huge waste of blood and treasure in Afghanistan.

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Antiwar Radio: Nick Turse

Nick Turse, author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives, discusses how today’s military-industrial complex far exceeds the one Eisenhower warned of, the Pentagon’s influence in Hollywood that often includes vetting rights on movie scripts in exchange for access to taxpayer funded weapons of war, the early-and-often bombardment of young people with military propaganda, why far too many businesses and workers are reliant on Pentagon spending and the five jaw-dropping and under-reported WikiLeaks stories.

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