Gareth Porter


This interview is also available (here) in a version packaged for broadcast on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, with an introductory summary of foreign policy news and Antiwar Radio interviews from the week of July 11-15.

Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses his article “What Is Sadr’s Game on Future US Troop Presence?” at, about Moqtada al-Sadr trying to have it both ways, by privately agreeing to an extended US troop presence (and getting free border security) while planning limited attacks against Americans (to keep his nationalist credibility intact).

MP3 here. (19:43)

Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. He is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and

4 thoughts on “Gareth Porter”

  1. How utterly pointless it all seems. Obviously none of our politicians understand any of this, and our generals at most very superficially, if at all. If the 'intelligence' community (or anti-intelligence) were simply to take notes from Gareth Porter they would save themselves a ton of work and $$$. And get it right for a change.

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