Scott Horton Interviews Kelley B. Vlahos

Scott Horton, September 17, 2011

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Kelley B. Vlahos, featured Antiwar.com columnist and contributing editor for The American Conservative magazine, discusses her article “Surge Finally Getting a Second Look?” about the dawning realization in military circles that David Petraeus is a stuffed shirt and the Iraq surge didn’t really work; how the “surge” fiction was packaged and sold as a comprehensive COIN strategy (not surprisingly a failure as well); why the media will eventually realize that, since Iraq and Afghanistan are total disasters, it makes no sense to praise Petraeus for his supposed “successes;” and why Americans weren’t paying close enough attention to discriminate between correlation (the “surge” and a decline in Iraq violence) and causation (the successful Shiite purge of Sunnis from contested areas).

MP3 here. (19:53)

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos has spent over a decade as a political reporter in Washington DC. Currently, she is a contributing editor for The American Conservative magazine and its daily weblog, @TAC. She is also a Washington correspondent for the DC-based homeland security magazine, Homeland Security Today, a long-time political writer for FOXNews.com, a regular columnist for Antiwar.com and a contributor to CriminalJustice.Change.org

14 Responses to “Kelley B. Vlahos”

  1. Listening to this it makes me wonder what's the pt. of all the secrecy since it appears that neither the media or the public are really paying attention anyway – I should have said – really care anyway.

  2. [...] is now US policy.  And this has happened while we on the left have refused to address the issue. Scott Horton (Antiwar Radio) spoke with Antiwar.com’s Kelly B. Vlahos about the surge, the counter-insurgency movement and myths and [...]

  3. [...] It is now US policy. And this has happened while we on the left have refused to address the issue. Scott Horton (Antiwar Radio) spoke with Antiwar.com’s Kelly B. Vlahos about the surge, the counter-insurgency movement and myths [...]

  4. It may be time to eliminate the Joint Chiefs of Staff and create a new cabinet post to control the Defense Department: "Surge-On General"..?

  5. [...] Kelley B. Vlahos along with military veterans Daniel Lakemacher and Students for Liberty’s Peter Neiger will be appearing at an Antiwar Break Out Session at the 2011 Students for Liberty Philadelphia Regional Conference. The conference will be held Saturday, October 8th. Register here. [...]

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  7. [...] a moment to note an event this Saturday. This is Angela Keaton’s write up for Antiwar.com: Kelley B. Vlahos along with military veterans Daniel Lakemacher and Students for Liberty’s Peter Neiger will [...]

  8. [...] there’s also an event Saturday.  This is Angela Keaton’s write up for Antiwar.com: Kelley B. Vlahos along with military veterans Daniel Lakemacher and Students for Liberty’s Peter Neiger will [...]

  9. [...] And there’s also an event Saturday. This is Angela Keaton’s write up for Antiwar.com: Kelley B. Vlahos along with military veterans Daniel Lakemacher and Students for Liberty’s Peter Neiger will [...]

  10. [...] And there’s also an event Saturday. This is Angela Keaton’s write up for Antiwar.com: Kelley B. Vlahos along with military veterans Daniel Lakemacher and Students for Liberty’s Peter Neiger will [...]

  11. [...] be taking part in a Saturday event.  This is Angela Keaton’s write up for Antiwar.com: Kelley B. Vlahos along with military veterans Daniel Lakemacher and Students for Liberty’s Peter Neiger will [...]

  12. [...] will be taking part in a Saturday event. This is Angela Keaton’s write up for Antiwar.com: Kelley B. Vlahos along with military veterans Daniel Lakemacher and Students for Liberty’s Peter Neiger will [...]

  13. [...] will be taking part in a Saturday event. This is Angela Keaton’s write up for Antiwar.com: Kelley B. Vlahos along with military veterans Daniel Lakemacher and Students for Liberty’s Peter Neiger will [...]

  14. [...] will be taking part in a Saturday event. This is Angela Keaton’s write up for Antiwar.com: Kelley B. Vlahos along with military veterans Daniel Lakemacher and Students for Liberty’s Peter Neiger will [...]

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