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On Her Majesty’s ClandesTime Service – Interview with Tom Secker – Ep 30

12/11/2018
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Tom Secker visits the podcast for an in-depth discussion on examining films manipulated by the CIA or the DOD, filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the US government, various military films to include A Few Good Men, War Machine, and Zero Dark Thirty, and lastly, we discuss Tom’s book “National Security Cinema” Tom … Continue reading On Her Majesty’s ClandesTime Service – Interview with Tom Secker – Ep 30 The post On Her Majesty’s ClandesTime Service – Interview with Tom...

Duration:01:06:58

From Afghanistan with sorrowful results – Ep 29

12/4/2018
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It’s been WAY too long since we’ve done headlines, so we do our best to catch you up. I break down the current situation in Yemen and discuss some updates, including the American contractors working as mercenaries there while Danny takes us back to the seventeen year old war in Afghanistan, showing the headlines missed … Continue reading From Afghanistan with sorrowful results – Ep 29 The post From Afghanistan with sorrowful results – Ep 29 appeared first on .

Duration:00:47:58

How to go for broke as an anti-war advocate – Scott Horton interview Part 2 – Ep 28

11/13/2018
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Today, Danny and I present part 2 of our sitdown with Scott Horton, host of Anti-War Radio on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, which is also known by its podcast name, the Scott Horton Show. Scott has hosted Anti-War Radio since 2003 and has done several thousand interviews with war correspondents of all stripes. … Continue reading How to go for broke as an anti-war advocate – Scott Horton interview Part 2 – Ep 28 The post How to go for broke as an anti-war advocate – Scott Horton interview...

Duration:00:53:51

How to go for broke as an anti-war advocate – Scott Horton interview Part 1 – Ep 27

11/9/2018
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Today, Danny and I present part 1 of our sitdown with Scott Horton, host of Anti-War Radio on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, which is also known by its podcast name, the Scott Horton Show. Scott has hosted Anti-War Radio since 2003 and has done several thousand interviews with war correspondents of all stripes. … Continue reading How to go for broke as an anti-war advocate – Scott Horton interview Part 1 – Ep 27 The post How to go for broke as an anti-war advocate – Scott Horton interview...

Duration:01:11:29

Nothing to see here…just take your war criticism and get out! – Ep 26

11/2/2018
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Going through the official government narratives of conflict, there’s a lot of learn, even knowing that you’re dealing with a certain percentage of deliberate obfuscation and outright falsehoods. It’s important to discuss what the war planners of a given conflict knew, at what point they knew it, and how they acted on that information. A … Continue reading Nothing to see here…just take your war criticism and get out! – Ep 26 The post Nothing to see here…just take your war criticism and...

Duration:00:53:17

If I had a nickel for every insider attack – the writing on the wall in Afghanistan – Ep 25

10/26/2018
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It’s been a few weeks since we’ve done a headlines episode, so we pack this one to the gills for you. We catch up on damage caused by Hurricane Michael to DOD bases and our government’s current climate change denying views, discuss the horrific conditions in Yemen and the U.S.’ choice to ignore the catastrophe … Continue reading If I had a nickel for every insider attack – the writing on the wall in Afghanistan – Ep 25 The post If I had a nickel for every insider attack – the writing on...

Duration:00:58:42

Seeking truth among the ruins of disaster – Ben Fountain interview – Ep 24

10/20/2018
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Ben Fountain stopped by the podcast to talk with us on his visits to Haiti, his inspiration for his award winning book “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk“, and his time following candidates in the 2016 election, which became the subject of his new book “Beautiful Country Burn Again“. Enjoy the show?! Please leave us a … Continue reading Seeking truth among the ruins of disaster – Ben Fountain interview – Ep 24 The post Seeking truth among the ruins of disaster – Ben Fountain interview – Ep...

Duration:00:44:03

Beware the Muslim dislike oversell – Dr. Rachel Gillum – Ep 23

10/12/2018
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Can anyone tell ‘ol Henri what a Muslim living in America looks like? Anybody?! See, that’s the whole problem. Being a Muslim means a specific type of religious practice, but which sect? Which tribe? Which country or region do they hail from? Are they practicing the religion presently? If not, are they simply trying to … Continue reading Beware the Muslim dislike oversell – Dr. Rachel Gillum – Ep 23 The post Beware the Muslim dislike oversell – Dr. Rachel Gillum – Ep 23 appeared first on .

Duration:00:25:14

This is what happens when bombs feed starving mouths – Blackhawk Down revisited – Ep 22

10/6/2018
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Just a few days ago, we passed the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu. A oddity of a military action, falling shortly after the Gulf War among a decade of more “humanitarian” actions by the US government, the battle saw nineteens American lives lost and seventy three more wounded. The battle also saw the … Continue reading This is what happens when bombs feed starving mouths – Blackhawk Down revisited – Ep 22 The post This is what happens when bombs feed starving mouths –...

Duration:01:33:56

Spenser Rapone interview – Ep 21

9/24/2018
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Spenser Rapone joins us on the podcast as we discuss growing up in the aftermath of 9/11, Spencer’s time at West Point, his thoughts about the anti-war movement, and his new podcast Eyes Left. Enjoy!!! Enjoy the show?! Please leave us a review right here. Got news to share about our military or veterans?! Or … Continue reading Spenser Rapone interview – Ep 21 The post Spenser Rapone interview – Ep 21 appeared first on .

Duration:00:45:01

John McCain, women in combat arms, and a Twitter troll – Ep 20

9/17/2018
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Without even trying, Danny and I spent the episode discussing numerous topics where others have gone to great lengths to mask the truth. Whether rumors of John McCain’s military prowess, discussing an anonymous op-ed from within the White House, or analyzing a set of boilerplate articles on women in combat arms, it’s all about making … Continue reading John McCain, women in combat arms, and a Twitter troll – Ep 20 The post John McCain, women in combat arms, and a Twitter troll – Ep 20...

Duration:01:05:03

Moral injury panel (feat. the Warax, Tyson Manker, and Chaplain Josh Morris) – Ep 19

9/1/2018
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I wanted to expand our conversation on moral injury, to give listeners a better insight into the weight of war from different perspectives and experiences. Here is the result. I won’t preface it anymore than that; please listen and learn. Enjoy the show?! Please leave us a review right here. Got news to share about … Continue reading Moral injury panel (feat. the Warax, Tyson Manker, and Chaplain Josh Morris) – Ep 19 The post Moral injury panel (feat. the Warax, Tyson Manker, and Chaplain...

Duration:01:24:40

TomDispatch listed as ‘hate/’racism’ by DOD / About Face convention – Ep 18

8/24/2018
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We’re back!!! After a few sweltering summer weeks, Danny and I are back. We’ve got a lot of stuff coming up!!! Next Friday, we have our episode on moral injury, including the Warax, Tyson Manker, and Chaplain Josh Morris. It’s an intense but needed discussion on today’s troops dealing with the moral leanings of their … Continue reading TomDispatch listed as ‘hate/’racism’ by DOD / About Face convention – Ep 18 The post TomDispatch listed as ‘hate/’racism’ by DOD / About Face convention –...

Duration:00:35:28

US drone warfare – Ep 17

7/27/2018
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Drones are quickly becoming a crucial part of many US military and government toolboxes in order to deal with specialized situations. This morning, I saw that the FAA granted a special exemption to allow drones to help fight massive forest fires happening in Idaho. Police departments are using drones for building searches and crisis situations … Continue reading US drone warfare – Ep 17 The post US drone warfare – Ep 17 appeared first on .

Duration:00:52:21

US military recruiting tactics and a far right Supreme Court – Ep 16.5

7/13/2018
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It’s been sixteen years since I sat in a recruiter’s office. I remember visiting there many times (even after I was signed up to join) and asked all kinds of questions. What was basic training like? How was the food? Did they like their non-recruiter MOS? Did I have to make that MANY trips to … Continue reading US military recruiting tactics and a far right Supreme Court – Ep 16.5 The post US military recruiting tactics and a far right Supreme Court – Ep 16.5 appeared first on .

Duration:00:33:19

America the beautiful…and ugly “Reality” – Ep 16.0

7/6/2018
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Even with the usual drowning of military news topics in circulation today, this last week has raised the bar considerably on how much horrible news can be crammed in such a small amount of time. Yemen, already awash in the humanitarian disasters caused by the Saudi / UAE / US campaign to remove the Houthis, … Continue reading America the beautiful…and ugly “Reality” – Ep 16.0 The post America the beautiful…and ugly “Reality” – Ep 16.0 appeared first on .

Duration:00:38:41

Keagan Miller interview – former Navy – NSA intel analyst – Ep 15.5 – Part 2

6/29/2018
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We bring you part 2 of our sitdown with Keagan Miller. Keagan is a former CTT (Cryptologic Technical Technician) who served in the Navy from 2009-13. He worked at NSA Georgia in support of 5th fleet and intelligence agency operations in North Africa and Middle East such as the Libya mission in 2011, the anti-piracy mission … Continue reading Keagan Miller interview – former Navy – NSA intel analyst – Ep 15.5 – Part 2 The post Keagan Miller interview – former Navy – NSA intel analyst – Ep...

Duration:00:38:26

Keagan Miller interview – former Navy-NSA intel analyst – Ep 15.0 – Part 1

6/22/2018
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Military operations grind to a halt without intelligence. Both the human side (HUMINT) and the electronic side (SIGINT for signal intelligence) must be pursued relentlessly to give military operational forces their picture of the battlespace. Yes, it’s a lot of jargon and bullshit to say intelligence speaks to people and gets info from them, along … Continue reading Keagan Miller interview – former Navy-NSA intel analyst – Ep 15.0 – Part 1 The post Keagan Miller interview – former...

Duration:00:38:35

Syria in pieces and Reality Winner – Ep 14.5

6/19/2018
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We’ve got one exceptionally LONG episodes of headlines for you. Danny and I discuss a bunch of new developments in Syria, Google’s choice to not renew their contract to Project Maven, and discussion about Reality Winner and the Intercept. Enjoy!!! 15:51 – The US / Turkey reach agreement over Syrian town 26:52 – New interim … Continue reading Syria in pieces and Reality Winner – Ep 14.5 The post Syria in pieces and Reality Winner – Ep 14.5 appeared first on .

Duration:01:09:51

Ep 14.0 – Interview with Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch – Part 2 - Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast

6/8/2018
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Danny and I are very excited to bring you the second half of our sit down with Tom Engelhardt, editor-in-chief and founder of TomDispatch, where he brings us amazing long form journalism from a huge group of writers about our national security apparatus and especially America’s endless addiction to militarism. Please go and pick up … Continue reading Ep 14.0 – Interview with Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch – Part 2 The post Ep 14.0 – Interview with Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch – Part 2...

Duration:00:31:57