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Mike is joined by Vijay Prashad (who writes brilliantly about Empires and the Third World); U.S. Army Col. Ann Wright (ret.); and friend and journalist from The Intercept, Jon Schwarz. They will tell you things about Afghanistan you haven’t heard before, especially in the last week.
Vijay’s recent pieces on Afghanistan:
The return of the Taliban 20 years later
Vijay Prashad explains the Taliban’s defeat of the US-backed government in Afghanistan following the US troop withdrawal
Create Two, Three, Many Saigons.
Jon’s recent article on Afghanistan and the war profiteers:
$10,000 Invested In Defense Stocks When Afghanistan War Began Now Worth Almost $100,000
Was The Afghanistan War A Failure? Not For The Top Five Defense Contractors And Their Shareholders.
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Music in Episode:
“War (What Is It Good For?) – Edwin Starr
“Peace Train” – Yusuf/Cat Stevens
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