Danny and I got the opportunity to sit for our first interview with Marine combat veteran and US State Department whistleblower Matthew Hoh. Matt joins us here to discuss our new president, the unending war in Afghanistan, and recent increases in US activity in Africa.
Here’s part 1. Enjoy!
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.
To learn more about Matthew Hoh, visit his blog at https://matthewhoh.com
Why are US troops deployed in Africa? If you’re confused why, you’re not the only one.
In FOH’s first episode, Henri and Danny break down major stories from the military / veteran community, including updates about Bowe Bergdahl, whistleblower and recently released former soldier Chelsea Manning, and the deaths of four US Special Forces soldiers in Niger.
00:30 – Russian missile testing
02:05 – Kurdish MG on the US’s failings in Iraq, Newsweek article by Kurdish general.
03:40 – II MEF stretched thin.
06:50 – Yemen humanitarian crisis
11:25 – Cameroon torturing terror suspects
13:30 – SF deaths in Niger / US military mission in Africa
42:05 – Bowe Bergdahl and his current status
1:01:00 – Chelsea Manning
1:21:00 – Total
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