The agreement reaffirms that the only truly bipartisan issue in Washington is militarism.
Only one group has meaningfully benefited from 20-plus years of U.S. hyper-militarism—the war-profiteers. Here we’re talking truly mind-boggling numbers. Recent reports show that an investment of $10,000 in defense stocks when the war on terror began would now be worth almost $100,000.
To prioritize decarbonization efforts, we need to know the sources and volume of those military emissions, so that our leaders and politicians can make informed decisions about which sources they might want to shut down first.
Matthew Hoh joins Eric Paul Erickson, host of The Open Highway podcast, to discuss his experience as a foreign policy strategist, disabled combat veteran and former State Department official who made worldwide headlines in 2009 when he resigned to protest the Obama administration’s escalation of the War in Afghanistan.
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.
In the hours before dawn in Kabul, before the daily crush and chaos resumes at the airport where tens of thousands of desperate Afghans and American citizens vie to reach transport planes on the other side of armed gates, the members of the #AfghanEvac group share information they hope will enable friends and former colleagues to escape the reach of Taliban revenge.