Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast

Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast

The United States has become synonymous with empire and endless war, American troops sit in 70% of the world’s countries, and yet, most Americans don’t know that. The military is joined disproportionately by a ‘warrior caste’ whom carry this enormous burden, making a less diverse force and ensuring most of society doesn’t see their sacrifice. And American tax dollars, funding hundreds of billions in unnecessary spending on global hegemony, are robbed from the domestic needs of ordinary Americans. We aim to change that. Join Danny, Henri, and Keagan, three leftist combat veterans, as they discuss how to turn the tide against endless war and repair the damage America has caused abroad.... Show More

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February 27, 2021 118 min
We revisit “The Siege”, an action movie involving terrorist cells in New York City from 1998, starring Denzel Washington, Annette Benning, and Bruce Willis and we couldn’t in good conscience do that without our friend Tom Secker.  Remember that weird time New York City was bombed by Iraqis and Palestinians?  Us either.  However, that means that Bruce Willis will forever be known as General John McClain. Spy Culture - Tom's web...
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We are coming to you live today for a special episode to mark the 50th anniversary of the Winter Soldier hearings.  We have a great line-up of guests to discuss this with us, to include Greg Daddis, Andrew Basevich, Vince Emanuele, and Jovanni Reyes, alongside our usual Fortress crew of myself, Danny, and Keagan.    The Winter Soldier investigation was a three day summit in Detroit, MI, in February 1971, which brought combat veter...
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Tom Secker joins us to discuss the third and final film in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy, Heaven And Earth. "Le Ly (Hiep Thi Le) lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. She leaves for the city, surviving desperate situation...
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Vincente Emanuele of PARC Media stops by the podcast to discuss his extensive organizing work, the 80’s movies that drove him to enlist, his background in the Midwest and his family’s roots, his reactions to the January 6th Capitol siege, and the idea of understanding the wide variance of beliefs and attitudes of veterans who participated in it. Irregular Army - How the US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang Members, and Criminals ...
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KBOO listeners:Click here to finish episode. (1-23-21: Our podcast hosting server had some issues yesterday and early this morning.  There's still issues streaming the episode through iTunes, but it will now download and can be heard streaming on our website.  Apologies for the inconvenience.) As the United States embraces a new year and a new president (and his Obama era dream team), we felt inclined to discuss our predictio...
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On January 4th, we hosted a live stream to discuss the verdict of Julian Assange's extradition hearing (he's not being extradited for the time being) and the ramifications of the decision, both to Julian and to freedom of speech as a whole.  Steve Poikonen, host of Slow News Day and co-host of the Free Assange online vigil series, along with a few of Steve’s pals, joins us to discuss the verdict and the potential impact to ...
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Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz returns to the podcast, discussing the premise of her new book, "NOT "A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS" Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion", coming soon from Beacon Press. Let me guess.  You're enjoying the show so much, you'd like to leave us a review?!  Click here for Stitcher.  Click here for Apple Podcasts.  Click here for our Facebook page.  Altern...
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December 21, 2020 106 min
Karen Kwiatkowski, USAF Lieutenant Colonel (retired), writer at LewRockwell.com, and senior fellow at the Eisenhower Media Center, stops by the podcast for an in-depth discussion of her career, to include serving at the height of the Cold War, the huge collection of personalities and political bends of her time at the Pentagon, to include the neocons early in the Bush II presidency, her expertise on the Africa continent and U.S. re...
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December 6, 2020 84 min
Dr. Ben Freeman, the Director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative at the Center for International Policy (CIP), stops by the podcast to discuss his own intellectual and professional journey, his work on foreign funding and influence inside the United States, the oft-misunderstood role and defense-industry links American think tanks, why we should ever keep an eye on Saudi machinations, and the related prospects for Bid...
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December 1, 2020 79 min
Bill Astore, a retired Lieutenant Colonel (USAF), professor of history, one of TomDispatch’s regular contributors, and a senior fellow at the Eisenhower Media Network, stops by the podcast to discuss his career in the Air Force as an engineering officer, his family history of military service, the inherent problems in the American ideals of exceptionalism and hero worship, and the powerful, but often forgotten anti-war history of G...
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Ali Soufan, former FBI agent who investigated al Qaeda in the late 1990’s up to and including the 9/11 attacks, chairman and CEO of The Soufan Group, and author of several great works, including the recent second edition of “The Black Banners”, now completely unredacted, stops by the podcast to discuss his work as a federal agent, his portrayal in The Looming Tower (both the award winning book by Lawrence Wright and the Hulu limite...
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Chris Lombardi, editor at Democratic Left Online, stops by the podcast to discuss her new book “I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars”.  It’s an amazing history of military dissenters, conscientious objectors, and their hard, but determined path of dissent. She will be hosting a live stream on Nov 10, 2020, at 4pm PST.  Click here to register for the event! Journalist Chris Lombardi has ...
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It all comes down to this.  After around 18 months of speculation and primaries, the election is Tuesday.  The country is at a crossroads of immense proportions.  And to add to the leftist/progressive discussion and atmosphere of the 2020 presidential election, here is an analysis of the critical points of Joe Biden’s record concerning foreign policy anda brief examination of his domestic record relating to racial justice, to inclu...
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Coleen Rowley, retired FBI agent and whistleblower on the FBI's inaction prior to and following September 11, 2001, joins us for a discussion on her career history to include her time conducting racketeering investigations in NYC, her role as a whistleblower in the FBI during the Bush administration, her thoughts on nonviolent alternatives to state violence, and a whole lot more.  Enjoy!! Let me guess.  You're enjoying t...
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We take a pause from the insanity of the election and a commander in chief with COVID-19 (remind me to thank him for endangering the staff at Walter Reed, as well as the permanent staff at the WH!) to discuss the recent explosion in Lebanon and America's long intervention history there.  We break down some of the myths from Danny's series and give everyone a good picture of where Lebanon is today and how American foreign po...
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Christian Sorenson stops by the podcast to discuss his new book "Understanding the War Industry", a detailed look at contracting within the U.S. military industrial complex and how its giant war chest gets funneled to an endless list of contractors, without question to its necessity or what could have been purchased in its place.  Christian writes at ibpoffices.com, and he's on Twitter @cp_sorensen Everyone from li...
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Steve Poikonen, host of Slow News Day and co-host of the Free Assange online vigil series, joins us for a discussion on all things Julian Assange (FYI: this was recorded before the recent hearings on Julian’s extradition from the U.K.)  We discuss Steve’s view of NAFTA-driven neoliberalism in his childhood home of Elwood, IN, how the fallout from Chelsea Manning’s leaks made life better for all whistleblowers, even if just on paper...
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It's here folks!!  Danny's new book is out first thing tomorrow.  You can find it right here at Heyday Books.  For this episode, Danny and I broke down the book a bit, discussing the differences between Ghost Riders of Baghdad (Danny's first book.  Get it here) and Patriotic Dissent, and even a few tidbits on the podcast itself, and a whole lot more.  Enjoy!!! Let me guess.  You're enjoying the show so much, you&...
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September 5, 2020 68 min
Danny's final discussion with Oliver Stone is here!!!  The discussion includes how Oliver expressed his angst with his parents' divorce through the stories of Elias and Barnes in Platoon, boot licking war films (like Gladiator and Blackhawk Down) and their exceptionally narrow points of view, and the DOD's reaction to providing support for Platoon. Buy Oliver's new book right here, "Chasing the Light: Writing, ...
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Mike Monetta, National Director for Wolf-PAC, stops by the podcast to discuss his organization’s vision of fighting money in politics amid a sea of political corruption, how progressives and those who align with them can find common cause, and how the American ideal of thanking veterans for their service desperately needs reform. Wolf-PAC’s main mission, from the org’s website: Build a citizen movement powerful enough to add an am...
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