While President Joe Biden instilled hope in some that his administration’s military policy would be less hawkish than those of his predecessors, his national security appointments tell a different story.
DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, POLAND - AUGUST 11: Troops from the U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, take part in live fire exercises during the multinational DEFENDER Europe 20 military exercises at the Drawsko Pomorskie training grounds on August 11, 2020 at Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
From Afghanistan to Niger, the “new normal” of American warfare shows no signs of changing course under President Biden and his hawkish national security team. In this episode of “The Marc Steiner Show,” combat veteran and writer Danny Sjursen issues a dire warning about American military policy.
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Biden’s team won’t end the forever wars
by Marc Steiner, The Real News Network February 26, 2021
Host, The Marc Steiner Show
Marc Steiner is the host of "The Marc Steiner Show" on TRNN. He is a Peabody Award-winning journalist who has spent his life working on social justice issues. He walked his first picket line at age 13, and at age 16 became the youngest person in Maryland arrested at a civil rights protest during the Freedom Rides through Cambridge. As part of the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, Marc helped organize poor white communities with the Young Patriots, the white Appalachian counterpart to the Black Panthers. Early in his career he counseled at-risk youth in therapeutic settings and founded a theater program in the Maryland State prison system. He also taught theater for 10 years at the Baltimore School for the Arts. From 1993-2018 Marc's signature “Marc Steiner Show” aired on Baltimore’s public radio airwaves, both WYPR—which Marc co-founded—and Morgan State University’s WEAA.