From the National Radio Project: Will the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ever end? And when they do, how will we measure victory? For journalist and author Dahr Jamail, who’s reported from Iraq and the middle east extensively since 2003, both wars have already been lost. And it’s only getting worse. On this edition, we
As families and friends mourn the thirteen individuals who were shot dead at the Fort Hood military base in Texas, questions continue to be raised about what might have motivated Thursday’s rampage. The suspected gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, was an Army psychiatrist who had spent most of his career at Walter Reed Hospital before
Dahr Jamail continues to describe some of his personal reactions to interviewing U.S. soldiers. He points out that some 1.4 million Iraqi civilians are said to have perished since the 2003 U.S. invasion. The soldiers too are victims of the U.S. Military, ‘the green machine’ Jamail says. And the Military doesn’t care any more about
Dori Smith with Talk Nation Radio conducts an in-depth, heart-felt interivew with Dahr Jamail about his new book. Dahr discusses US foreign policy under Barack Obama, the U.S. Empire Project, and a growing number of soldiers who are refusing to take part in it. Download MP3
Radio New Zealand National‘s Kathryn Ryan talks to Dahr about his journalism in Iraq and advocacy for veterans. Download (MP3)
Nora Barrows-Friedman of KPFA’s Flashpoints radio interviews Dahr about Sgt. Travis Bishop’s court martial and the expanding GI resistance movement. Download MP3
Nora Barrows-Friedman with KPFA radio interviews Dahr Jamail about his new book: The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dahr Jamail, author of the article “Refusing to Comply: The Tactics of Resistance in an All-Volunteer Military,” discusses the increasing disillusionment among soldiers for Iraq and Afghanistan war justifications, the tactics of evading dangerous and pointless “IED lottery” patrols, Pentagon estimates of 25-40 thousand AWOL soldiers since 2003 and how the U.S. economic downturn is
US soldiers have been dying in larger numbers, one per day for the past five days. There had been thirty five bombings in Baghdad alone during the month of April, by the time we phoned Jamail April 27th. Hundreds of civilians have been killed, hundreds more wounded, and there is no end in sight. Does
Seventy percent of Iraq’s doctors are reported to have fled the war-torn country in the face of death threats and kidnappings. Those who remain live in fear, often in conditions close to house arrest. Dahr Jamail and Jason Coppola speak with doctors in a Baghdad hospital about life during war and occupation.