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Mr. Altman goes to Afghanistan

06/12/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday
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Warren Elly talks to a Tampa Tribune journalist about Afghanistan and what will happen to it after American supervision.

Today... what's happening in Afghanistan, and perhaps most important..what happens when most US forces pull out next year. Does the country revert back to Taliban control to the way it was before 10 years of war and over 18-thousand U-S personnel wounded, over 2-thousand 2 hundred killed? My guest is 26 year veteran journalist Howard Altman, the Tampa Tribune senior wri...

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The Long War Winding Down

05/29/13 Warren Elly with Rob MacDonald
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on Last Call, Warren Elly speaks with Lt. Rob MacDonald about the 12 year war and life after deployment to Northern Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan, through the eyes of a young American over achiever… an Engineer, an accomplished sailor, a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve SeaBees…who is just back from the War… where under threat from the Taliban he commanded construction projects along Afghanistan’s northern border. He’ll now, presumably, return to his civilian jo...

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A Better Path for the U.S. in the Middle East? And the Green Shadow Cabinet

04/30/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll speak with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Rohde about his new book BEYOND WAR: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East (Viking). Rhode has covered U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and other parts of the Middle East and South Asia. He was held captive by the Taliban for seven months beginning in 2009.

Later we'll talk with Kevin Zeese who is the Attorney General in a new project-...

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Pakistan on the Brink of Collapse? Followed by Open Phones

03/27/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today’s program---One of Pakistan’s leading journalists and best-selling author Ahmed Rashid warns that Pakistan is heading towards meltdown and anarchy.

In his new book PAKISTAN ON THE BRINK Rashid offers solutions for his country's frayed ties with the United States and how U.S. peace talks with the Taliban is crucial in its exit strategy from Afghanistan.

Ahmed Rashid,...

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Is the Pentagon Inflating Success Numbers in Afghanistan? Plus, Job Creation

06/13/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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First up today, our guest Gareth Porter has written a new article scrutinizing the claims of success General David Petraeus has made about Afghanistan. Porter writes on the Interpress web site today "During his intensive initial round of media interviews as commander in Afghanistan in August 2010, Gen. David Petraeus released figures to the news media that claimed spectacular success for raids by S...

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Veterans for Common Sense calls for end to wars in Afghanistan and more humane treatment for veterans

01/24/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll speak with Gene Jones and Dennis Plews with the group Florida Veterans For Common Sense. They'll discuss a resolution their group has issued calling for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They'll also discuss veteran's diversion courts - a new way to deal with veterans who come into the criminal justice system. Veterans for Common Sense will celebrate Commnon S...

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President Obama's Escalation Of Afghanistan War: Can The Country Afford it?

07/28/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Congress is voting this week on spending billions more on the war in Iraq. President Obama backs the escalation of the US military effort- an effort that has gone on for nine years. Our guest is TOM ENGELHARDT, FMI http://www.tomdispatch.com

Engelhardt is founder of TomDispatch.com; his book "The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's" was just released. Engelhardt's latest piece is "Why Are We in Afghanistan? As Petraeus Takes Over, Could Success Be Worse Than Failure?" which...

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Obama announces plans to increase US troop presence in Afghanistan

12/02/09 Robert Lorei
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Last night the President announced plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, and at the same time he announced that the combat soldiers will not stay indefinitely; he'll begin withdrawing them in 2011.

Joining us now is Robert Naiman. Naiman is policy director of Just Foreign Policy and co-creator of the website http://NoEscalation.org, which enables Americans to track where their representatives in Congress stand on military escalation in Afg...

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CentCom official: Pakistan is Pentagon's biggest concern listen

05/04/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This week the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan will be coming to the White House to discuss the increasingly tenuous security situation in their countries.

According to one U.S. Central Command leader who spoke in Tampa on Saturday, the Taliban’s gains in Pakistan are now the number one concern of the Pentagon.

Rear Admiral Mike Franken, U.S. Navy Deputy Director of Strategy Plans & Policy for Central Command, spoke over the weekend at the Westshore Marriott Hotel, at a Toastsmasters...

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