Patricia Kullberg hosts this Memorial Day episode of the Old Mole, which includes this re-broadcast from Against the Grain:
Why does the United States intervene militarily around the world? Supporters might claim that the U.S. acts in the interests of national security. For critics, a likely answer would be that the country wants to exercise influence and domination over others. Journalist Andrew Cockburn, however, argues that a great number of military decisions are based on financial benefit and profiteering, including for rival bureaucracies within the military. Sasha Lilley interviews Andrew Cockburn, author of The Spoils of War Power, Profit and the American War Machine Verso, 2021.
This segment originally aired on Against the Grain on January 22, 2022. Against the Grain is a weekly radio show hosted by Sasha Lilley and C.S Soong on KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkley, California. It’s a program of ideas, in-depth analysis, and commentary on political, economic, social, and cultural issues important to radical thinking and activism.
The original podcast can be downloaded here.