Our new episode covers a new report which connects use of crew served weapons (50 Cal’s, mortars, and the like) to blast pressure damage to troops’ brains, much in the same way NFL players do from routine hits. For a generation at perpetual war and already to the gills with traumatic brain injuries, how do we deal with everyday damage caused by our own equipment?!
Brand new from Danny at Anti-war.com – “Unwarranted Hysteria: The Iranian Threat Is Inflated and Regional War Would Be a Disaster” I think the title speaks for itself.
Next Friday, I jump head first into recent turmoil at the VA, still without a secretary after seven weeks while Danny discusses recent developments in North Korea and Iraq, where Muqtada Al Sadr has returned with a political vengeance.
I will probably make a live video in the next 48 on Robert Wilkie’s choice to sign a new $10b contract with Cerner for VA’s new computer system. More contractors get taxpayer money and veterans get the short end of the deal again!!
Tom Engelhardt, founder and editor of TomDispatch will be joining us to discuss his new book, “A Nation Unmade By War.”
And last, but certainly not least, we’re hosting our second live stream on Facebook!! Here is a link to the event. Please join us, ask questions, call in and chat with us, and share your thoughts about the podcast and our nation’s addiction to war.
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Oh, and the quote ‘Only the dead have seen the end of war’ wasn’t Plato, as I was told. It was George Santayana. Not so flashy now.
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