Of course, we were going to talk about Afghanistan. On the best of weeks, it doesn’t take a lot for me to talk about Afghanistan, so even more so now. Just for added variety and perspective, we even imported two non-Havok Journal folks to talk about it – Dr. Paul D. Miller and “G” an active-duty NSW operator with 20 years and 12 deployments. HJ was well-represented with one of our most articulate civilian writers – Dr. Alice Atalanta – who – spoiler alert – bridged the civ-mil divide in an unsparing critique of civilian inattention to Afghanistan.
Now, to clarify, the show is the WEEKLY Havok, but the nature of this week in Afghanistan made churn out another episode, creating the first Bi-Weekly Havok episode. I went solo on the extra episode only because I wanted to present some Cliff Notes on Afghan history as well as take a swing at some low-hanging fruit on the social media BS tree and none of our guests needed to be around for that. Fair warning – at the rate events are unspooling at HKIA, this may turn out to be the Tri-Weekly Havok.
Listen to What Does Our Abandonment of Afghanistan Mean?
Extra Episode – All the Things You Should Know About Afghanistan, But Were Too Afraid to Ask
Just War and Ordered Liberty by Dr. Paul D. Miller
American Power and Liberal Order by Dr. Paul D. Miller
Armed State Building by Dr. Paul D. Miller
Afghanistan Didn’t Have to End This Way by Dr. Paul D. Miller
How to reach Dr. Alice Atalanta
How else to reach Dr. Alice Atalanta
The Loss of Life in War is Not a Sunken Cost by Dr. Alice Atalanta
Meditations of an Army Ranger by LTC JC Glick and Dr. Alice Atalanta
Navigating Chaos by Jeff Boss and Dr. Alice Atalanta
Afghanistan by Thomas Barfield
Ghost Wars by Steve Coll
Directorate S by Steve Coll
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