Category Archives: U.S. Armed Forces

Juan Cole Interview — Podcast July 11, 2016

Syria: Such As It Is, the Logic of an Intractable Conflict. Dr. Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, expert on Middle Eastern affairs, and author of the widely read and influential blog Informed Comment, returns again … Continue reading

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U.S. Interventionism: In Search of a Coherent Foreign Policy — Podcast April 13, 2015

Does Military Intervention in Other Countries Really Advance U.S. Interests? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson  discuss the long list of American military interventions in the affairs of other countries, and the consequences to date. The balance sheet is far from positive, … Continue reading

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Blowback: the Consequences of an Ignorant and Overly Aggressive Foreign Policy — Podcast February 2, 2015

They May Hate Us, But It’s Not Because of Our Freedoms: Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson discuss the failures of a U.S. foreign policy that has in recent years relied more on military bluster than common sense. Why has the War on Terror … Continue reading

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Terrorism: a Realistic Assessment — Podcast January 19. 2015

Terrorism: Making Sure That the Cure Isn’t Worse Than the Disease. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson look at the varied definitions of terrorism, the difficulties confronting the U.S. and other Western governments in their attempts to come to grips with so-called asymmetric warfare, … Continue reading

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U.S. Defense Spending, Part II — Podcast April 15, 2013

The Downside of Defense Spending: Gary LaMaster joins Mike Cosentino, Bill Timberman, and Steve Williamson as Democratic Perspective continues its discussion of  oversized U.S. defense budgets and their unintended consequences.

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U.S. Defense Spending: Cost/Benefit Analysis.

April 8, 2013, Democratic Perspective’s own Bill Timberman presented a thorough cost/benefit analysis of U.S. military spending. Following are his notes for the program: 68 years ago, the U.S. stood alone in the wreckage of World War II as the … Continue reading

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Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein Interview — Podcast January 14, 2013

Christian Fundamentalism in U.S. Military Academies: Is It a Threat To Our National Security? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster talk to Michael “Mikey” Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation about the growing influence of Christian fundamentalists … Continue reading

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