Endless wars create an endless stream of veterans, who as you see in “What I Want You To Know,” are left questioning whether their sacrifices led to something better.
War, and its sister war in Iraq, were glaring cesspools of corruption, fraud and waste that succeeded only in enriching corrupt officials, empowering warlords and profiting arms and development companies while building governments and armies that were nothing more than houses of cards.
Our leaders…say they want peace. And they’re all lying.
When the ICC began the process of investigating American war crimes in Afghanistan, the Trump administration sanctioned members of the ICC. The Biden administration dropped those sanctions, but they have made clear that they will not participate in the ICC.
Across recent administrations, one thing has remained consistent: deception about the Afghan War. Veteran Matthew Hoh joins host Chip Gibbons on episode eight of the podcast “Primary Sources” to discuss the decades of American intervention in Afghanistan and Hoh’s personal experience as a whistleblower—which was met with fierce pushback from the Pentagon.