For Ep 3, Fortress On A Hill takes the wide lens to the failed war in Afghanistan. Our hosts, Chris ‘Henri’ Henrikson and Danny Sjursen, also discuss updates to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the hope for changes in the VA’s presumption towards illness caused by Agent Orange. Then we polish off our episode with Part 2 of our interview with Marine combat veteran and State Department whistleblower Matthew Hoh.
Episode 3 –
00:59 – Agent Orange – Blue Water Veterans
12:30 – Yemen update via The Intercept
19:22 – Few veterans at Ivy League schools
25:56 – War in Afghanistan
34:11 – Trump Vietnam visit; selling F-18’s to the masses
38:55 – Matthew Hoh Interview – Part 2
1 hour, 1 minute total
Matthew Hoh is a member of the advisory boards of Expose Facts, Veterans For Peace and World Beyond War. In 2009 he resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the Afghan War by the Obama Administration. He previously had been in Iraq with a State Department team and with the U.S. Marines. He is a Senior Fellow with the Center for International Policy.