How 9/11 Led to a 'Reign of Terror'Listen now (39 min) | The Forever War. It may be gone from Afghanistan but it’s not gone from our hearts. Our minds. Our souls. The body politic is riddled with the consequences of the last twenty years of conflict. The Department of Homeland Security is my go to. The first half…
Your weekly down note: China’s forever leader, Xi Xinping, says “reunification” must take place, but doesn't give a precise timeline. We have some gues…
ISIS-K Is Coming For the TalibanListen now (38 min) | The idea of terrorism as a franchise isn’t new, maybe, but nobody’s done it better than Islamic State. Most Americans thought the…
Is North Korea a Hypersonic Threat?Listen now (40 min) | North Korea is back in the headlines, and as usual, it’s not because they’ve invented a new soft drink. No, Kim Jong Un’s fiefdom…
Why It Feels Like We're on the Brink of Civil WarListen now (33 min) | The war in Afghanistan is over, but we’re still sorting through its effects—both on the world and on America itself. Things feel.…
Why Criminals Post Evidence on InstagramListen now (31 min) | Instagram is a world of influencers, models, bizarre ads and aspirational living. It’s a place where artists share their work and…
America's Military Is Too BigListen now (31 min) | One percent of the U.S. population serves in the armed forces yet the Pentagon commands an incredible budget. And what do we get …
America's Liaison to the Taliban on What Went WrongListen now (32 min) | The facts on the ground are undeniable. The U.S. is out, the Taliban is back in. The end was ugly and there were plenty of ugly s…
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