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Foreign Policy Focus

Foreign Policy Focus is a podcast hosted by me, Kyle! It covers current events overseas and how those events affect you at home. While US military operations in the Middle East seem like they are on the other side of the world, they have real impacts on the everyday lives of Americans. Wars are the most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are doing at home.
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Foreign Policy Focus is a podcast hosted by me, Kyle! It covers current events overseas and how those events affect you at home. While US military operations in the Middle East seem like they are on the other side of the world, they have real impacts on the everyday lives of Americans. Wars are the most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are doing at home.

Jul 30, 2018

On FPF #226, Will Porter returns to the show to discuss Israel's continued bombing of Assad's forces in Syria. The Syrian Civil War has continued to drag on, and the Israeli actions are effectively protecting ISIS. The Syrian Kurds are looking to make a deal with Assad. Will provides the analysis. 

Will and Kyle update the horrific situation in Israel for the Palestinians. The Israelis continue to carry out a bombing campaign against Gaza. In some rare good news, Ahed Tamimi has been released from prison.

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Will Porter's FPF YouTube Playlist  

Jul 27, 2018

Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss Donald Trump and foreign policy. Inflicted with Trump derangement syndrome, the mainstream media is writing headings suggesting the soccer ball Putin gave Trump had a device inside of it. The dishonesty of the headlines pushes America's policy away from peace with Russia. 

Kyle and Will break down the proposed 2019 NDAA. The NDAA has several new mandates that impact Turkey, Yemen, and Syria. 

Will Porter is a freelance journalist who covers US foreign policy and Mideast affairs. Will's work can be found at AntiWar.com, ConsortiumNews.com, and the Libertarian Institute.  

Jul 25, 2018

On FPF #224, I discuss the reports that Julian Assange will soon be handed over to British authorities. Assange has been targeted for the important information his organizations, Wikileaks, has released to the public and his sympathy for the Catalan independence movement. I explain the importance of Assange's work. 

I also discuss an article written by a US Veteran. The vet explains how he signed up in the US Army to be a hero and, in his role as a US soldier, became a villain. 

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Jul 23, 2018

On FPF #223, Brian Saady returns to the show to discuss the roots of the immigration crisis. In the US, the focus of the immigration issue is focused on what the should happen when people reach the US Southern border. However, US policy in Central America has caused many people to seek refuge in the US. Brian explains how immigration crisis has its roots in US intervention in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. 

Brian is a writer and podcast host. His books and podcast can be found at BrianSaady.com.

Jul 20, 2018

Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss the Trump/Putin Summit. Will breaks down the Mueller probe indictment of 12 Russians. Will provides analysis on the press conference following the talks between Trump and Putin. Will and Kyle dive into the hysterical reaction of the media and establishment politicians to the talks. 

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SHS - Peter Van Buren

Adam Carter on the Mueller indictments

Jul 18, 2018

On FPF #221, I discuss potential peace talks between the US and the Taliban. The US signaled its willingness to directly talk with the Taliban in statements from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan General Nicholson. Talks could finally bring an end to America's longest war. 

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SHS - Jason Ditz

Report on killing of Palestinian Medic

 

Jul 16, 2018

On FPF #220, I break down a Jake Tapper interview of Rand Paul. Tapper presents the establishment position on NATO, Russian Aggression, and Russiagate. Senator Paul pushes back on Tapper's hawkish position. I explain where why NATO is not essential to security, that Russia is not an expansionist power, and the Mueller investigation still lacks evidence to prove Russia changed the outcome of the 2016 election. 

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Jake Tapper interviews 

Analysis of Indictments 

Jul 13, 2018

On FPF#219, I discuss how Americans apathy towards our foreign policy leads to unnecessary deaths. America's longest war has tried the same failed policies over and over with only death and destruction as a result. However, Americans continue to elect leaders and representatives who carry on with the same failed policies. 

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FPF # 209 - Killing Yemen

Moon of Alabam - North Korea talks

Jul 11, 2018

On FPF #218, I refute Max Boot's article title Trump wants to Finiadize the United States. In the articles, Boot scrutinizes Trump for his antagonism towards traditional American alliances and Trump's desire to get along with Russia. Boot romanticizes about the usefulness of NATO and he portrays Russia as a world evil. I debunk the usefulness of NATO and explain Russia is no threat to the world. 

Jul 9, 2018

On FPF #217, I discuss peace talks taking place. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited North Korea for talks on North Korean denuclearization. The North Korean Foreign Minister said the talks were regrettable, while Pompeo called the talks productive. The mainstream media continues to complain that Trump will sell out Americans at his upcoming summit with Putin. Ethiopia and Eritrea are engaging in peace talks to normalize relations between the two African nations. I also update Syria, Afghanistan, and Trump's hostility towards Venezuela. 

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Ray McGovern on FBIgate

SHS-Ray McGovern

Moon of Alabama on OPWC report for Douma Link 1 Link 2

 

Jul 6, 2018

On FPF #216, I update the Korean Peace Process. The Koreans are in talks to move North Korean artillery out of the range of Seoul and playing basketball games. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be visiting North Korea on Friday to discuss denuclearization. Despite all the positive news, National Security Advisor John Bolton continues to try to introduce poison pills into the peace process by calling for rapid North Korean denuclearization. I also discuss the OPCW, Syrian Civil War, and Afghanistan. 

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SHS - Kathy Kelly on Afghanistan

Jul 4, 2018

On FPF #215, Will Porter returns to the show to cover the impacts of our foreign policy on veterans of the wars. Will give the numbers of vets committing suicide and some of the causes of those suicides. Will discusses Peter Van Buren's explanation for moral injury. Will and Kyle discuss the glorification of the US military and Independence Day.

Will Porter is a journalist who writes on US foreign policy and Mid East affairs. Will's work can be found at AntiWar.com, Consortium News, and The Libertarian institute. 

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At War With Ourselves - Will Porter 

Hooper's War - Peter Van Buren 

Dangerous History - BT

Jul 2, 2018

On FPF #214, I breakdown Saudi's misleading explanation for their bombing of a Doctors Without Borders cholera treatment facility in Yemen. Saudi Arabia attempted to use an email from a low-level DWB official to claim DWB was at fault for the bombing. However, the facility was marked, and DWB informed Saudi Arabia 12 times about the location of the facility. 

I also discuss John Bolton setting up a summit between Trump and Putin. I explain the status of the US/Russian relationship and what could come out of these talks. I also update North Korean denuclearization and Turkey. 

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FPF #177 - Will Porter discusses John Bolton

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