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Heroes and Patriots Interview

Audio interview recorded on Heroes and Patriots, KMEC Radio, Mendocino Environmental Center, listen to it exclusively here!

Interview by Mohsen Abdelmoumen, American Herald Tribune

Read my latest interview in the American Herald Tribune by Mohsen Abdelmoumen: “We Obviously Learned Nothing from The Loss in Vietnam Forty Years Ago”

Trump’s First Big Test: a Crisis for All of Us

The current crisis in Syria provides Donald Trump with his first genuine test as president and commander-in-chief. On the basis of his first fifteen months in the White House, there is no reason to believe that he is equipped to manage a complex geopolitical and military situation that involves a failed Arab state as well as the military and political interests of many non-Arab states such as Russia, Iran, Turkey, and Israel in addition to the United States.

The Mad Man Theory: Nixon, Trump and Bolton

My latest piece published on conterpunch.org.
Early in Richard Nixon’s presidency, he told his chief of staff Bob Haldeman that his secret strategy for ending the Vietnam War was to threaten the use of nuclear weapons. Nixon opined that President Eisenhower’s nuclear threats in 1953 brought a quick end to the Korean War, and that he planned to use the same principle of threatening maximum force. Nixon called it the “madman theory,” getting the North Vietnamese to “believe…I might do anything to stop the war.”

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