Ep 197EXTRA Why Can’t We Leave Afghanistan? feat Gunar Olsen

Ep 197 Why Can’t We Leave Afghanistan?


Guest: Gunar Olsen. Gunar recently published a response to an historian’s analysis of the Soviet Afghan invasion and the question of whether or not Zbigniew Brzezinski’s goal (under the Carter administration) in assisting the mujahedin was really about provoking the Soviet military intervention. This is a bonus question on why there was so much push back and resistance to Trump’s last ditch effort to leave Afghanistan and the real reasons behind it. 

Gunar Olsen is an independent scholar, writer and journalist who covers the politics of U.S. imperialism. His articles have been published in The New Republic, The Nation, Jacobin, The Grayzone, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting and other publications. He also provides research for the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.

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Reference Links:

  1. “We Don’t Need a Smoking Gun”: U.S. Provocations and the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, Gunar Olsen

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