The reality of war has become so distant and abstract for U.S. civilians that most have no idea how many wars we’re actually engaged in. And that, as writer and combat veteran Danny Sjursen argues, is by design.
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.
While a mob of insurgent Trump supporters headed for D.C., Black community organizers and progressive voters fueled Democrats’ Senate wins in Georgia. What now? Will the left be caught between the right-wing devil and the deep Blue sea?
Americans on right and left want this war to end, but will our imperial leaders ever learn the lessons of Vietnam and Afghanistan? Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. George W. Bush: On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al-Qaeda terrorist training […]
President Biden announced an end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, but what does that actually mean? What was it all for? Then, we talk with a Yemeni-American activist about their hunger strike against U.S. support for the catastrophic war in Yemen.
Author and combat veteran Maj. Danny Sjursen and Afghan women’s rights activist Fahima Gaheez speak on the tragedy of the longest war, what the past has wrought, and what the future portends. Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. Good to have you all with us. The war in […]
We are living in a political world that seems turned on its head, with Democrats voting to stay in Syria and Republicans wanting to get out–but neither side is getting it right. Story Transcript This is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. Marc Steiner: Welcome to the Real News. I’m […]
The Washington Post series exposes how political and military leaders purposefully misled the public from the outset of the war in Afghanistan–a war they knew could not be won. Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News, folks. This is Marc Steiner. Great to have you all with us. As many of you may […]
Two Iraq war veterans explain why Congress has failed to stop the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and say the United States needs to learn from its imperialist history if anything is going to change. Story Transcript MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Marc Steiner. Good to have you all with us. […]
The divisions between leadership, rank and file, and politicized law enforcement would be exposed by a contested election, says veteran Danny Sjursen, and the military institution may not survive in the form it has today.