Afghanistan

The New York Times Gives Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Free Advertising

August 30, 2017

It’s ‘incredible’ that the New York Times gave former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince editorial space to suggest letting private mercenaries lead the war in Afghanistan, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Trump’s Afghan Military Solution Will Fail

August 29, 2017

James Dorsey tells Paul Jay that Trump’s plan is to force the Taliban to negotiate, but there is no reason for them to do so

Documentary Special: Return to Kandahar – A Film by Paul Jay and Nelofer Pazira

August 27, 2017

Nelofer Pazira returns to Afghanistan in 2002 seeking her childhood friend Dyana who she thought had died living under Taliban rule. Through her search Nelofer unravels her past and the history of her country; Ottawa Citizen said the film was “as suspenseful as any drama. But it is also a shocking portrait of a nation…

Afghanistan

August 22, 2017
Institute for Policy Studies’ Phyllis Bennis and Paul Jay discuss Trump’s war without end in Afghanistan

Iran

August 21, 2017
From Afghanistan to Iraq, the Trump administration, leading Democrats and much of the foreign policy and military establishment believe the U.S. should be more aggressive towards Iran. That’s a very dangerous situation that can lead to war, noted Iran expert Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself

Reality Asserts Itself: Trita Parsi

August 21, 2017
From Afghanistan to Iraq, the Trump administration, leading Democrats and much of the foreign policy and military establishment believe the U.S. should be more aggressive towards Iran. That’s a very dangerous situation that can lead to war, noted Iran expert Trita Parsi tells Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself

Trump’s New Afghanistan Strategy: Windfall for the Military-Industrial Complex​

August 21, 2017

After 16 years and over a trillion dollars’ worth ​of fighting, the U.S. has accomplished none of its stated goals–except the goal of​ enriching the ​flourishing military-industrial complex

As Aides Spar, Will Trump Hire Erik Prince for Afghanistan?

August 12, 2017

Amid ongoing White House discord, President Trump is reportedly weighing Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s proposal for a private mercenary force in Afghanistan. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says that would be a disaster

Did Clinton’s Pro-War Record Cost Her the Election?

July 7, 2017

A new study ties Hillary Clinton’s election defeat to a backlash from voters directly impacted by wars she supported, with Trump gaining key votes in communities where military casualties were highest