08/17/18 Reese Erlich on the Taliban and Afghanistan

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Reese Erlich is interviewed on the latest Taliban offensive in Afghanistan in Ghanzi city. The city was taken and the Taliban then withdrew, after killing many policeman and accepting the surrender of many Afghan forces. Also discussed is the history of the conflict, and whether or not the US will finally withdraw.

Reese Erlich is a freelance journalist who has reported from the Middle East for decades. His nationally distributed column, Foreign Correspondent, appears every two weeks. His book The Iran Agenda Today: the Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis (Routledge Books) ­will be published this Fall. Follow him on Twitter at @ReeseErlich, or on Facebook, or at his website.

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Scott Horton is Managing Director of The Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio for Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, podcasts the Scott Horton Show from scotthorton.org, and is the Opinion Editor of Antiwar.com. He’s conducted more than 4,500 interviews since 2003. He is also the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017). He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.