Steve Horn and Allen Ruff discuss their two-part article at Truth-Out, “How Private Warmongers and the US Military Infiltrated American Universities;” how the allies of empire (from neoconservatives to liberal hawks) united to promote “Grand Strategy Programs” – essentially elaborate fictions used to trick Americans into supporting endless warfare; the group of military officers and academics behind David Petraeus and his PR-focused military doctrine; and how radicals have succeeded in redefining the political center and the acceptable range of foreign policy opinions.
MP3 here. (20:07)
Steve Horn is a researcher and writer at DeSmogBlog. He is also a freelance investigative journalist.
Allen Ruff is a US historian and an independent writer on foreign policy issues. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.