The War State

The Hidden History Of Ben Bradlee and The Washington Post (03/11/2015)


"Washington Post’s editor Ben Bradlee, whose memoir was entitled “A Good Life,” is remembered by many as a tough-talking, street-smart journalist. But that reputation was more image than truth as the real Bradlee was an Establishment insider who knew which secrets to keep..."

Senator Bob Graham: It's Time For Obama To Side With Openess About 9/11 & CIA - Mike Swanson (03/20/2014)


Sen. Bob Graham, a former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the President should declassify the Senate report on CIA torture and the still secret 28 pages of the Congressional report on who financed the 9/11 attacks.

FFF: Stephen Kinzer The Dulles Brothers and America's Century of Regime Change - Mike Swanson (02/27/2014)


In this talk Kinzer talked about his recent best-selling book about the lives of CIA Director Allen Dulles and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles - who played giant roles in the history of the United States in the 1950's and the rise of the nation as a superpower.

The Origins of the Cold War, the CIA, and Ike's MIC Speech: Interview with Scott Horton Show - Mike Swanson (10/23/2013)


I just did an interview with Scott Horton the host of The Scott Horton Show yesterday about my new book The War State: The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and Power Elite, 1945-1963.

My New Book The War State - Mike Swanson (09/08/2013)


I have a new book out titled The War State. It's about American foreign policy and the motivations of the elites who are really in charge. It's about the rise of the military-industrial complex and what one man called the power elite after World War II that President Eisenhower warned the country about in his farewell address.

David Petraeus In Political Comeback Sees More Defense Spending As Key To "An American future filled with promise" - Mike Swanson (04/09/2013)


They argue that the recovery won't come if the United States government cuts federal spending too much. They see opportunities for innovation in the internet, new energy, 3-d printing, and robots, but don't think any of them will happen without government spending to fuel them.