7/27/21 Dave DeCamp: Recent Updates on America’s Forever Wars

7/27/21 Dave DeCamp: Recent Updates on America’s Forever Wars

Scott talks to Dave DeCamp about what’s going on in the various corners of America’s would-be empire. In Afghanistan, as predicted, the Taliban have been making gains against the Afghan government as the U.S. military withdraws—but the Biden administration’s withdrawal is still tepid, as they plan to keep a small number of troops to protect the embassy and to keep funding the Afghan military until at least 2022. In Iraq, things might be even worse, since DeCamp thinks the recent announcement that the U.S. is ending its “combat mission” is nothing more than a PR move that redefines the mission without actually changing it. Scott and DeCamp also touch on Yemen, Russia, China and Israel.

Discussed on the show:

  • “U.S. Troops to Withdraw From Iraq—on Paper at Least” (Foreign Policy)
  • “British Warships Enter South China Sea” (Antiwar.com)
  • “US Air Force to send dozens of F-22 fighter jets to the Pacific amid tensions with China” (CNN)
  • “Opinion | What Ben & Jerry’s Has to Do With Israel and Cybersecurity” (The New York Times)
  • “‘It shows that BDS works’: Wafic Faour on how a group of Vermont activists got Ben & Jerry’s to move” (Mondoweiss)
  • “Poll finds a quarter of US Jews think Israel is ‘apartheid state’” (The Times of Israel)

Dave DeCamp is the assistant news editor of Antiwar.com. Follow him on Twitter @decampdave.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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