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Former generals and elected officials are flooding the airwaves to demand the US continue its occupation of Afghanistan, without disclosing their ties to the defense companies that have profited handsomely from the war or having to answer for the decisions they made that prolonged the conflict.

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor sits down with Sarah Lazare of In These Times to discuss the roles the media and military-industrial complex play in building support for and justifying endless war. Lazare is a web editor and reporter for In These Times and has written extensively about the US military-industrial complex, including two recent articles, “We Can’t Let the Generals Who Lied About the Afghanistan War Define Its Legacy,” and “Military Contractor CACI Says Afghanistan Withdrawal Is Hurting Its Profits. It’s Funding a Pro-War Think Tank.”

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Jaisal is currently the Democracy Initiative Manager at the Solutions Journalism Network and is a former TRNN host, producer, and reporter. He mainly grew up in the Baltimore area and studied modern history at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining TRNN, he contributed print, radio, and TV reports to Free Speech Radio News, Democracy Now! and The Indypendent. Jaisal's mother has taught in the Baltimore City Public School system for the past 25 years. Follow him on Twitter @jaisalnoor.