Interviews

“Homeland Security”: Ideal Authoritarian Tool

“Homeland Security”: Ideal Authoritarian Tool an interview on Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen

Interview with Ian Masters

Not only has Trump fired the IG of the IC Michael Atkinson and trashed him in public, he also fired the captain of the aircraft carrier the Theodore Roosevelt for expressing concerns about a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship. But more insidious is the move to bottle up embarrassing revelations of willful ignorance and serial incompetence by placing Grenell in as the head of the Directorate of National Intelligence with Devin Nunes’s protege Patel as his deputy. We will also discuss the warnings by the recently-fired Michael Atkinson issued in his heartfelt statement on Sunday urging potential whistleblowers inside the government that the American people are …”counting on you to use the authorized channels to bravely speak up – there is no disgrace in doing so. Please do not allow recent events to silence your voices”.

BBC World News Interview 10 PM TONIGHT

BBC World News would like to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 outbreak for the US military and any resulting implications for global geopolitics

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen – 7 pm Tonight

I was Interviewed by Arnie Arnesen on April 1st for air on April 2nd, 2020 – streaming live at wnhnfm.org at noon and 7pm EST (M-F). Discussing “The Coronavirus and the Urgent Need to Redefine National Security” article I wrote on counterpunch.com.

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What Russian Folklore Can Tell Us About Russia

Russian history is largely the history of war, as Russia found itself engaged in military confrontation between the 13th and 20th centuries.  For most of its history, Russia anticipated confrontation on its long border with China in the East; with the legacy of the Mongols on its “sensitive southern frontier,” and with the Western invaders—Napoleon and Hitler.  Putin and his ilk come by their paranoia, xenophobia, and siege mentality quite naturally.

U.S. Intelligence Boasting Intensifies Russian-American Proxy War

York Times’s international affairs columnist Thomas Friedman is arguably the most influential editorial writer in the country.  Last week, his editorial aptly warned the Biden administration of the “huge unintended consequences” of its unplanned and impromptu remarks regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin and the savagery of his tactics in Ukraine.  Friedman reprised the World War II slogan, “Loose lips sink ships.”

Containing the National Security State

Containing the National Security State