“Since 1945, the U.S. has a history of imposing conflicts on other places,” says renowned Indian historian and journalist Vijay Prashad. “I don’t like terms like Vietnam War, Iraq War—these are very ideological ways of understanding history. No, these are U.S.-imposed wars on the Vietnamese and Iraqi people.” For today’s show, Allen reflects on the […]
On today’s show, Esty Dinur looks at Gina Haspel, the controversial nominee to become the permanent Director of the CIA who had her confirmation hearing this week, and who has faced intense criticism over her involvement in torture at a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002. First, she speaks with journalist Brett Wilkins, who […]
Tim Shorrock’s recent article in The Nation discusses the appointment of Ret. Lt. General Keith Kellogg as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief military advisor, despite having a key role in the disastrous failure in the occupation of Iraq. He talks with Jan Miyasaki about Kellogg, as well as the huge influence of non-governmental contractors in the […]
Were the CIA’s torture tactics necessary to protect national security? Today’s guest is former CIA counter-terrorism officer and former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kiriakou. Kiriakou recently wrote a piece in response to a book coming out by Bush-era CIA directors defending torture tactics as necessary to saving lives.
Do you still have questions about the CIA torture report? Where do we go from here? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find our more!
What is the importance of having access to the CIA torture reports? Why has there been a lack of response from the public? How can we move forward as a country after the release of these reports? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!