Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran Discusses the Psychology of War Ep. 142

by | Dec 5, 2020

I had the honor of speaking with Scott Spaulding about his experience during his two tours each in Iraq and Afghanistan. Scott gives us insight into what combat veterans feel and experience in war. He also discusses the experiences he had during his deployments that made him antiwar.

Scott is starting an incredible new project called “Why I am Antiwar” where he speaks to other veterans and antiwar activists about the experiences that made them antiwar.

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Show Notes:

The Rollo and Slappy Show: Episode 190 – From Marine to Antiwar Advocate: The Story of MDVet4Peace

Conflicts of Interest w/ Kyle Anzalone: Iraq and Afghanistan Vet Says the Wars Need to End

Perpich v. DOD, 496 U.S. 334 (1990)

The Old Breed and the Costs of War: Eugene Sledge Speaks at Mises

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Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Vital Dissent at, where he seeks to oppose calamitous escalation in US foreign policy by exposing establishment narratives with well-researched documentary content and insightful guest interviews. His work has appeared on,, and Zerohedge. He may be reached at

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