Amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, we delve into an important and oft-ignored question: Have we truly learned from the mistakes and abuses of the 'war on terror'? What began as a mission against al Qaeda evolved into something far more extensive, lethal, and consequential. From torture and rendition to indefinite detentions and extrajudicial killings, the U.S. government, specifically the executive branch, stretched its powers beyond imagination. Join us as we explore whether the post-9/11 war on terror paved the way for a wider, even more chilling conflict. This episode features remarkable insights from Mark Fallon, a former DoD official, and Jenni Walkup-Jayes, the author of an important paper on the history of terrorism and how to combat it. Get all the details on this episode and our sources on our Substack: newsbeat.substack.com.
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