Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast

Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast

As Americans, we are proud of our military and the men and women that make it up, but how much do we really know about what happens in the military? Why is the war in Afghanistan still going on 17 years after 9/11? Are the budget increases proposed by President Trump needed for military readiness? Which MRE tastes the most like human food and which tastes like the inside of a rusted battery? These are simply a a few of the questions we aim to ask. Please join our hosts, Chris ‘Henri’ Henrikson and Danny Sjursen, as they discuss the state of our military, a deep look at its history, and the principles that have pushed our country into unending war.... Show More

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Tom Secker returns for a discussion on the 1989 Tom Cruise film, “Born On The 4th Of July.” Enjoy the show?!  Please leave us a review right here. Contact us direct by email at fortressonahill@gmail.com Check out our t-shirt store on Spreadshirt.com Leave us a voicemail at 860-598-0570. Not a contributor on Patreon? You’re missing … Read more

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August 9, 2019 48 min

Recently, a new documentary called Combat Obscura on Marines serving in Afghanistan made the headlines for its brutality and honesty on serving in combat.  We invited ClandesTime host and friend of the podcast Tom Secker to break it down with us. Enjoy! Enjoy the show?!  Please leave us a review right here. Contact us direct … Read more

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Phil Kraske stops by the podcast to discuss his new book “11/9 And The Terrorist Who Loved Bonsai Trees”. To see Phil’s bio and more about his other works, visit www.philipkraske.com Enjoy the show?!  Please leave us a review right here. Contact us direct by email at fortressonahill@gmail.com Check out our t-shirt store on Spreadshirt.com … Read more

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As the trial of Eddie Gallagher moves forward, we decided to talk war crimes a bit.  We also discuss the arrest and prosecution of whistleblower Daniel Hale and Danny brings us into the reality surrounding the death of former Egypt president Mohammed Morsi. Enjoy the show?!  Please leave us a review right here. Contact us … ... Read more

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Suzanne Gordon, journalist and author of “Wounds of War – How the VA delivers health, healing, and hope for the nation’s veterans”, joins us for a discussion on her book and all things veterans health.  We discuss the nation’s veteran suicide epidemic, with the understanding that only 9 million of America’s 22 million veterans qualify … Read more

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Rosa del Duca sits down with us today to discuss her new book, “Breaking Cadence – one woman’s war against the war”, a tale of a National Guard soldier turned ROTC cadet who became a conscientious objector.  It’s an amazing tale of leadership and courage, which you can buy right here from Amazon. Be sure … Conti... Read more

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May 18, 2019 58 min

With the moves towards Iran coming one after another, we decided to hit back in kind.  We break down the recent ‘evidence’ produced by living mustache John Bolton and his minions, as well as playing devil’s advocate with Danny on how Iran has become the natsec boogeyman. Enjoy the show?!  Please leave us a review … Continue reading... Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kaye returns for a new discussion on the existence of two torture programs during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.  The new program (to us at least) is quite different from the program which used so called “experimental interrogation techniques” like water boarding and relied on more simple, but still quite horrifying, techniques … Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kaye sits down with us to discuss his work “Cover-Up at Guantanamo: The NCIS Investigation Into the Suicides of Mohammed Al Hanashi and Abdul Rahman Al Amri.” Dr. Kaye also discusses his work on biowarfare conducted by the US Army during the Korean War. Enjoy the show?!  Please leave us a review right … Read more

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Tom Secker drops by the podcast to discuss Forrest Gump, to include both the book and the film, how they differ in huge ways, and how the film pushed clearly pro-war themes. Enjoy the show?!  Please leave us a review right here. Contact us direct by email at fortressonahill@gmail.com Leave us a voicemail at 860-598-0570.  … Read more

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Being a whistleblower is a difficult path, one that only a few choose to follow.  Chelsea Manning is one of those people, but the pain of her choice continues to haunt her in horrifying ways.  Here, we discuss Chelsea Manning’s jailtime over her refusal to testify in a grand jury proceeding related to Julian Assange.  … Continue reading Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange – Ep 40 The post Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange – Ep 40 a... Read more

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Being a whistleblower is a difficult path, one that only a few choose to follow.  Chelsea Manning is one of those people, but the pain of her choice continues to haunt her in horrifying ways.  Here, we discuss Chelsea Manning’s jailtime over her refusal to testify in a grand jury proceeding related to Julian Assange.  … Continue reading Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange – Ep 40 The post Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange – Ep 40 a... Read more

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April 12, 2019 21 min

David discusses a bit about his organization, World Beyond War, along with discussing violence caused directly by veterans.  Veterans live under a halo of protection in the United States, but they shouldn’t.  Even America’s ostensible heroes should be above the law.  It’s a short but good one. Enjoy the show?!  Please leave us a review … Continue reading David Swanson interview – Ep 39 The post David Swanson interview – Ep 39 appea... Read more

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Danny and I take the Fortress meat cleaver to the situation in Venezuela.  We discuss how humanitarian aid is not the offer Marco Rubio or anyone in US government says it is and how it’s been repeated historically in a multitude of countries.  We also discuss a recent settlement for a VA patient that smells … Continue reading Venezuela deserves our compassion…not our regime change machine – Ep 38 The post Venezuela deserves our com... Read more

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We have our first t-shirt for sale!!!  Click here to check it out. Promises matter.  Alliances matter. When America acts, it seldom acts alone, but often the promises made to those allies are forgotten in the face of new priorities, or in this case…new presidents.  Here, the guys and I discuss the possibility that Vietnamese … Continue reading Your poor, your tired, your huddled masses, yearning to be…deported – Ep 37 The post Your... Read more

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We have our first t-shirt for sale!!!  Click here to check it out. Today, I sit down with Tom Secker of spyculture.com to discuss the National Geographic series The Long Road Home.  Here, Tom and I note its lack of discussion on the historical and cultural questions surrounding the massive battle in Sadr City, known … Continue reading “The Long Road Home” with Tom Secker – Ep 36 The post “The Long Road Home” with Tom Secker – Ep 36... Read more

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Conscientious objection is a time-honored part of military service.  After reading about its history a bit, I decided we needed a closer look from the only people who can tell it right from the horse’s mouth: objectors themselves.  Here, I chat with three of them, all with different backgrounds, but one overwhelming consensus among them: … Continue reading The hard path of resistance – conscientious objectors panel – Ep 35 The post... Read more

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Today is a politics day at Fortress On A Hill.  The guys and I seldom spend THIS much time discussing the political background of anyone, much else future Democratic presidential candidates.    Here, we dig into Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, and Tulsi Gabbbard; we’ll cover others like Kamala Harris in a later episode. We will continue … Continue reading Hawk on terror and dove on regime change – what could go wrong? – Ep 34... Read more

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(Double check you have the right episode for this one; I accidentally put Ep 31 there for a bit.  It’s been fixed.) We touched a bit of everything in this one.   It’s not often to hear someone at MSNBC saying the channel is basically no different than Fox on war, so we examine Bill … Continue reading If Langley is ‘hallowed ground’, what is America? – Ep 33 The post If Langley is ‘hallowed ground’, what is America? – Ep 33 appeared... Read more

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Joe Kassabian, U.S. Army veteran of Afghanistan, author, and cohost of the Lions Led By Donkeys Podcast stops by to discuss his new book “The Hooligans of Kandahar”, a novel about Joe’s second tour in Afghanistan.  We discuss Afghanistan, the racism of Ty Cobb and the ‘good soldier’ doctrine, and whether news should get out … Continue reading Don’t let hooligan Joe see you take that ice cream – Interview with Joe Kassabian – Ep 32 ... Read more

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