I am excited to announce that I have been in contact with KPFT in Houston (90.1 FM), and I am currently scheduled to do a 25 minute show on Wednesday, January 11 (from 9:30-9:55 am CST) in their “Open Journal” slot.
The tentative subject of this interview will be, “The Brave New World of War & Peace: Is it time to agree on new rules?”
To my knowledge, the last time any nation declared war on any other was when the United States reciprocated Nazi Germany’s declaration of war on the U.S. (The Germans had declared war on the U.S. under their mutual defense treaty with Japan, following the U.S.’s declaration of war on Japan after Pearl Harbor.)
Since 1942, then, there have been plenty of wars and invasions, but no declarations of war between nations. Now the United States (and presumably others, now or in the future) are using covert ‘boots on the ground’ (e.g., Seal Team 6) or unmanned drones to attack and/or surveille opponents and potential adversaries.
What is the logical direction for this type of warfare to follow, what are its long-term implications for international relations, and what can or should be done to pro-actively control directions of this new future of war, peace, and the twilight in-between?
My scheduled guest is D.B. (David) Grady. David is an essayist, novelist, and a Correspondent for The Atlantic. He is a former paratrooper with U.S. Army Special Operations Command and a veteran of Afghanistan. He is currently co-authoring an examination of the secrecy apparatus of the United States, with Marc Ambinder. (John Wiley & Sons, 2012). The duo recently completed an e-book single for release next year. (John Wiley & Sons, 2012).
This should be an exciting show, about a topic which has rarely if ever been discussed. We will probably barely have time to scratch the surface of this subject, which we will no doubt re-visit.