Fall posting

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.

One thought on “Fall posting

  1. Hi Matt,

    You are not just busy, busy, busy, but productiveX3 (million)…

    BTW, Kenneth Rosen has several times been a guest on H&T … talking about his very courageous book Troubled: https://davemarash.com/2021/03/02/kenneth-r-rosen-author-troubled/

    [https://davemarash.com/davemarashwp/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/TROUBLED-768×768.jpg] Kenneth R. Rosen, Author – Troubled | Here and There with Dave Marash Among literary and journalistic genres, the investigative autobiography is a relative rarity, but our guest Kenneth R. Rosen’s new book Troubled fills the bill. The subtitle, The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs, points to the investigative subject, but it is Ken Rosen’s personal experience as a “troubled youth” with the so-called “tough love” approach to … davemarash.com and twice from his days as a conflict correspondent in Iraq: https://davemarash.com/2017/11/16/thursday-1116-kenneth-r-rosen-new-york-times-iraqs-kurds-voted-independence-iraq-iran-troops-cast-veto/ [https://davemarash.com/davemarashwp/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DESTRUCTiON-KURDISTAN.jpg] Thursday 11/16 – Kenneth R. Rosen – New York Times – Iraq’s Kurds voted for independence. Iraq and Iran troops cast a veto. – Here and There with Dave Marash Iraq’s Kurds voted for independence. Iraq and Iran troops cast a veto. davemarash.com


    [https://davemarash.com/davemarashwp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/GENERIC-THURSDAY.jpg] Iraq’s Shi’ite Militias – Who and What are They Fighting For? – Kenneth R. Rosen – NY Times, Foreign Affairs – Thursday 6/29 – Here and There with Dave Marash In the rural areas south and east of Mosul, Iraq, areas that were liberated from the Islamic State by last fall, farmers went back to their fields to planting this Spring, literally risking life and limb. davemarash.com Keep up your good work!!


    Listen to my podcasts at davemarash.com Understand the news, 1 story at a time.



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