The Administration is getting ready to publishing the US National Security Strategy. And it looks not crazy! So we have that going for us. But the US military budget is still enormous and who knows what’s in there? The only way to find out is to demand accountability from your Congressional representatives.
The President retweeting racist videos, and North Korea becoming a nuclear power–those two things just happened. But you know what? It’s fine. Let’s keep our focus on where it belongs–getting our candidates into office.
This week we discuss whether or not the US military would follow an order to end the world. We also mull over the best way to apply your time and energy for political change. Plus Prudent or Paranoid!
Just who are these admirals, anyway? And what are all the military people grinning about? In Part 2 of Matt’s discussion with John Roderick, they talk about their experiences in Africa, hobnobbing with military brass, and why every problem seems to have a military solution.
The Over There Podcast returns with a two-Part discussion with famous podcaster, John Roderick. Matt and John discuss their time in Niger, the way the United States plans and executes wars, and why we keep making the same mistakes.
Check back next week for Part 2!
Haven’t you always wanted to know about the defense Budget? Sure, we all have. Plus how Congress is a bigger threat to the military than any enemy. And six ways to persuade.
How deep is the deep state? And can a combination of bureaucratic inertia and executive incompetence keep the ship of state lumbering in the right direction?
Plus more Prudent or Paranoid!
The President authorized a counter-terrorism raid in Yemen, which went about as well as these things tend to go. Is Trump’s counter-terrorism strategy just more of the same? Meanwhile we’re pitching in to help refugees. And Terry is trying to figure out how to talk to people without going crazy.
Is it OK to punch a Nazi? And what do the Tuskegee Airmen, The Battle of Thermopylae, and talking on the phone have to do with activism? Plenty!
This week we talk about how to call your representatives, how to keep going for the long haul, and how to lose so we can win.
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Items from Terry’s end-of-the-world kit: Prudent or Paranoid?
Also, the recent BBC article and what it’s like to be a drone pilot.
Finally, confronting the strategy vs. the tactics of what you want from your government.