Jeremy Scahill on the Military Industrial Complex, US-Airbase in Ramstein & Anti-War Movements
In this interview with bestselling author, investigative reporter and co-founder of The Intercept, Jeremy Scahill, we talk about the political economy of the United States foreign policy apparatus and its influence abroad in countries such as Germany and Saudi Arabia. In addition, we explore the role that Germany plays in the war on terror and the history of anti-war movements.
- What was President Eisenhower referring to when he talked about the “Military Industrial Complex” in his farewell speech in January 1961? What scale and scope does this complex posses today?
- Are President Trump’s foreign policy cabinet picks related to the Military Industrial Complex? How will they shape relations with the international community?
- How does Germany support the “War on Terror”?
- What is the significance of the US-Air base in Ramstein and are its activities compatible with domestic as well international law?
- What can Anti-War movements learn from the past that can be applied today to influence policy?
All of this and more is addressed in the video below:
VIDEO: Interview with Jeremy Scahill
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Jeremy Scahill is one of the three founding editors of The Intercept. He is an investigative reporter, war correspondent, and author of the international bestselling books Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield and Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill has served as the national security correspondent for The Nation and Democracy Now!.
Scahill’s work has sparked several congressional investigations and won some of journalism’s highest honors. He was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for Blackwater. Scahill is a producer and writer of the award-winning film Dirty Wars, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award.