Hi everyone. I hope you are all keeping well and healthy.
As many of you know, I was busy these last few months with interviews and commentary on the events in Afghanistan and the 20th anniversary of 9/11. I am grateful to all of you for your support and friendship, particularly these past few months.
Before I post some writings and interviews, I want to say I am on twitter at @matthewphoh if anyone would like to follow me.
First, I want to link to an interview I did with Kenneth Rosen at War, USA on veterans suicides. As many of you know, I have spoken and written a great deal on veterans suicides, and their connection to moral injury and war, but in this interview I go a bit farther in my explanation and discussion:
I also had this essay with Newsweek prior to the Taliban take over:
Next is an essay I wrote for the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News and Observer, and Durham Herald Sun on my reflections 20 years after 9/11:
I was very pleased to be able to share those thoughts with my state newspapers regarding that fateful anniversary, just as I was to share my thoughts with WCNC in Charlotte and CBS 17 in Raleigh:
I’ve done a large number of national and international interviews over the last three months, here are some examples:
Democracy Now, Aug 18, 2021:
Clip from my interview with Krystal Ball and Kyle Kulinski:
The full interview with Krystal and Kyle is here:
With Mehdi Hasan on MSNBC, please note I am a guest along with Azmat Khan who has been one of the best journalists on the wars over the last decade:
On the podcast Conflicts of Interest with Kyle Anzalone. Here I share a bunch of stories about my interactions with members of Congress, particularly during 2009-2012, and how so many of them, both Democratic and Republican, willingly chose to go along with the war either due to personal political benefit, willful ignorance, political cowardice, etc. I have another interview scheduled with Kyle to discuss the journalists and media who did the same:
Here is my part from a 9/11 remembrance event I took part in:
Finally, an interview I did with Orly Benaroch Light on many of the myths of the Afghan War:
I will end this with an article from Mintpress to which I contributed multiple parts, but especially the headline:
Again, thank you for your support and friendship.