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    Afghanistan War: With Lawrence Wilkerson, Dilip Hiro and Kathy Kelly

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    Our today's special episode of Loud & Clear is dedicated to the Afghanistan War.

    The host Brian Becker is joined for the full hour by Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, the former Chief of Staff to then Secretary of State Colin Powell; Dilip Hiro, author of Apocalyptic Realm: Jihadists in South Asia, and Kathy Kelly, peace activist and co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

    Nearly fifteen years after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, war continues to rage on in the country and nearly 10,000 U.S. troops remain. We talk about the human costs of endless war, shifting geo-strategic calculations of the U.S., what really drives US foreign policy, drones and air strikes, including the recent killing of the Taliban’s leader Mullah Mansoor in Pakistan, and the unintended consequences of a U.S. foreign policy based on militarism, endless war, corporate profiteering and hubris.

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