The US Addiction to War and Militarism Continues 20 Years after the Illegal Invasion of Iraq

Featuring Lindsay Koshgarian and Matthew Hoh

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The US Addiction to War and Militarism Continues 20 Years after the Illegal Invasion of Iraq
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Eleanor Goldfield hosts this week’s program, and in her first segment, she speaks with the Program Director of the National Priorities Project, Lindsay Koshgarian. They examine the Biden Administration’s proposed Pentagon budget, which — at $886 billion — would set a new record for annual military spending while the US social and physical infrastructure collapses. Then, 20 years after George W Bush’s illegal invasion of Iraq, Eleanor talks with military veteran Matthew Hoh, who points out that the US had already been making war against Iraq in various forms for decades before the 2003 invasion. Hoh also explains what factors induce young men to enlist, as well as the roots of the life crises encountered by many combat veterans and the wreckage that war leaves in its wake.

 

Video of Interview with Matthew Hoh