Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses Obama’s decision to send another 34,000 troops to Afghanistan, the inevitability of a negotiated settlement with the Taliban despite military escalation, how bureaucratic propagation and policy momentum keep the Afghanistan disaster moving along and the RAND Corporation’s role as think tank and cheerleader for the U.S. Air Force.
MP3 here. (23:06)
Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com.