Episode 53 – War Machine (1:19:35)

Kyle from Foreign Policy Focus joins us to talk about the Brad Pitt movie, War Machine which is a satire on the quagmire of US foreign policy in Afghanistan. The story follows a charismatic general who in a policy of “change guys” seems to think he and hit team will be the solution to winning the hearts and minds of the population, and thus the war itself.

We were very happy to Kyle join us to bring a level of expertise that would otherwise be missing from an analysis of a film such as this.

Kyle on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Kyaaale

Kyle’s Fyles:  http://www.kylesfylesblog.com/

Foreign Policy Focus:   http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/podcast

You can also find Kyle’s show on the Libertarian Institute and the Libertarian Union websites:

Catch the movie on Netflix.

Google Description

A successful, charismatic four-star general, Glenn McMahon, leaps in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.

Wikipedia article:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Machine_(film)

During the episode, we discussed several articles, quotes and books as follows:

Rollingstone Article:  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-runaway-general-20100622

Kyle’s appearance on Liberty Weekly with Patrick MacFarlane: http://www.libertyweekly.net/41

The Dangerous History Podcast review of the movie, with Scott Horton:

http://profcj.org/ep149/

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