Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Phil Klay: Citizenship During Endless & Invisible Wars

Phil Klay, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and author of Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War, Missionaries, and Redeployment, joins The Realignment to discuss how veteran and non-veteran Americans should reckon with the War on Terror, what policies should be up for debate when it comes to foreign policy, the withdrawal of Afghanistan, and whether the concept “endless wars” is useful or not. 0:00 – Introduction 1:45 – What is an endless war? 6:50 – Public discourse around war 12:27 – What is a citizen’s role in war? 18:38 – The military draft 23:18 – Faults in our military policy 32:09 – What do we owe to the countries we have occupied? 47:20 – Criticisms of civilian war hawks 52:10 – Phil’s book


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