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 and Henri, two Army 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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This is a different sort of episode from what you’ve come to expect from us.  The three of us are in utter shock at the brazen, cowardly, illegal assassination of IRGC General Qassem Suleimani and the potential aftershocks to the Middle East as a whole.  The U.S. is the closest it has ever been to … Continue reading ... Read more

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December 31, 2019 80 min

Tom Secker joins us for an in-depth discussion on the Amazon Original Series “Jack Ryan”, discussing its abhorrent take on Venezuela and America’s true role in Central & South America. 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 … Read more

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This week, Ryan Keen stops by the podcast to discuss the recent Washington Post bombshell titled the Afghanistan Papers.  We also discuss the Amazon Prime film The Report, which discusses the 2014 Senate torture report, its creation, and the CIA’s involvement.  (We mentioned discussing the House impeachment proceedings, but we ran out of time.) Happy … Read more

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After an extended break, we are back!!!  We discuss the recent protests in Iraq and their relationship to Iranian influence, the current state of veteran homelessness, and the recent pardons President Trump gave to notorious war criminals.   Iraqi Protesters Dying From Tear Gas Canisters To The Skull | NBC News Now Amnesty International’s report on … Read more

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Ryan Keen stops by the podcast and joins our discussion on Speaker Pelosi moving forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump, the militarization and direct surveillance of the U.S.’s southern border, and remembering the war in Afghanistan and the massive toll on the Afghan people. Enjoy the show?!  Please leave us a review right here. … Read more

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October 2, 2019 50 min

Mary Hillis, friend of Keagan’s and former Naval Farsi linguist / analyst, stops by the podcast to discuss her time in the Navy, her experiences with sexual harassment and toxic masculinity, and her assessment of the U.S.’s position with Iran.  Enjoy! Enjoy the show?!  Please leave us a review right here. Contact us direct by … Cont... Read 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.  … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read more

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