AFRICOM under the microscope – Ep. 8.0
In Ep 8.0, Danny and Henri take the FOH lens back to Africa, as they attempt to make sense of new information (and lack thereof) on both the Niger ambush and the overall AFRICOM mission. They also dig into new developments involving foreign born service members, suspected ‘foreign born terrorists,’ and the US government’s failings toward badly needed reconstruction funds for rebuilding Iraq.
00:35 – The pursuit of ‘foreign born terrorists’ / Closing of USCIS offices near Army bases
17:06 – The dangers of America’s ever expanding mission in Africa
31:00 – Iraq reconstruction
41:53 – Niger ambush command failures
Allies promise Iraq $30 billion, falling short of Baghdad’s appeal – Reuters – Maher Chmaytelli, Ahmed Hagagy
Command Failures Led to Niger Ambush, Explosive Report Shows – Military.com – Richard Sisk
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The United States has become synonymous with empire and endless war, American troops sit in 70% of the world's countries, and yet, most Americans don't know that. The military is joined disproportionately by a 'warrior caste’ whom carry this enormous burden, making a less diverse force and ensuring most of society doesn't see their sacrifice. And American tax dollars, funding hundreds of billions in unnecessary spending on global hegemony, are robbed from the domestic needs of ordinary Americans. We aim to change that. Join Danny, Henri, and Keagan, three leftist combat veterans, as they discuss how to turn the tide against endless war and repair the damage America has caused abroad.