Scott Horton Interviews Jason Ditz

Scott Horton, September 13, 2011

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Jason Ditz, managing news editor at, discusses why Afghanistan continues to be a quagmire, despite claims of impending victory by NATO and the Taliban; failures in nation building and in staffing an Afghan Army – the two core justifications for staying on; killing suspected terrorists (or whomever) with drone missile strikes in Pakistan; inundating 9-1-1 operators with “if you see something, say something” false alarms; and the recent bombing in Quetta, Pakistan.

MP3 here. (19:33)

Jason Ditz is the managing news editor at His op-ed pieces have been published in newspapers and other media around the world.

2 Responses to “Jason Ditz”

  1. Oh Scott, you took the words right out of my fingers. I was just about to type that the U.S. "training" of the army was not training the Afghan army that the U.S. supports, but rather the insurgent army.

  2. [...] Jason Ditz spoke to Scott Horton about the perils of U.S. policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. James Bamford talked about the "war on terror" and government surveillance. Patrick Cockburn discussed the dangers posed by keeping U.S. soldiers in Iraq passed the December deadline. Philip Giraldi offered insight into 9/11 intelligence failures and the Palestinian bid for statehood. Chris Floyd warned about the imperial hubris of U.S. policy in Somalia. Richard Silverstein elaborated on the secret trial that caused a U.S.-Israeli diplomatic storm. Mark Sheffield discussed what the Arab Spring means for Israel. Kevin Zeese talked about Come Home America and the need for a broad-based peace movement. Dean Ahmad explained Islam in the context of the Arab Spring and terrorism. Michael Scheuer will speak to Scott Horton Friday night on KPFK from 6:30-7:00 ET. [...]

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