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Lawfare Presents: The Aftermath Lawfare & Goat Rodeo

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    • 4.8 • 5.1K Ratings

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    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES

    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES

    From Lawfare and Goat Rodeo, this is ALLIES: A podcast about America’s eyes and ears during 20 years of war in Afghanistan.
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    • 3 min
    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES Ep. 1

    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES Ep. 1

    In order to tell you this story, we need to start at the beginning. After 9/11, the CIA set their sights on al-Qaeda’s base in Afghanistan. When the military invaded that fall, people up and down the chain of command learned that, in order to fight this war, the US needed local partners to help.
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    • 34 min
    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES Ep. 2

    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES Ep. 2

    In 2003 the US started another war with the military invasion of Iraq. There, soldiers, aid workers, diplomats and politicians saw the threat that local interpreters, translators and partners faced for their work. That’s when Congress created the SIV program for Iraqi interpreters and then recreated it for Afghanistan. But it quickly became clear that this program wasn’t working as intended.
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    • 33 min
    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES Ep. 3

    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES Ep. 3

    Fred took a job as an Afghan interpreter in 2004. He ended up serving side-by-side with American soldiers for more than 13 years. But when the Taliban started targeting him after a mission, Fred started looking for a way out. The SIV program was supposed to help.
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    • 31 min
    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES Ep. 4

    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES Ep. 4

    Matt Zeller deployed to Afghanistan in 2008, where an Afghan interpreter saved his life. Matt spent years trying to get him resettled in the United States and saw the problems with the SIV program firsthand. Together, they started lobbying to fix it in Washington, DC.
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    • 34 min
    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES Ep. 5

    Lawfare Presents: ALLIES Ep. 5

    We return to Fred—an Afghan combat interpreter who served with American soldiers for more than 13 years. After years of denials, an ad hoc team of lawyers and veterans tried to push his Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) application through federal bureaucracy. Then, we describe how a new president aimed to bring the SIV program to a screeching halt.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

cindokidd ,

INFORMATIVE !!!

If the material in this collective podcast had been delivered with the clear , concise , modem of clarity , with these hosts , preemptive , as a strike , against what we’ve now come to expect , as a much darker , more autocratic Republican Party , america might have listened , more intently ,america might have digested these facts correctly .If these facts , that somehow , instead , became complicated layers of political white noise , america might have understood the severity of the influx of corruption , that has since been absorbed within the length of time we waited , to be rescued by Robert mueller . Bill barr did the nation a disservice , in his defiance of truth , by laying out his own set of facts , america tuned out , after the expectation of conviction became the equivalent to the over anticipated event of opening “enemy number one “ s vault , American viewers , feeling led , and cheated , after the big lead up dissolved into nothing but empty space of Al Capone’s vault . America suddenly and defiantly felt cheated , then felt , angry , manipulated , and betrayed , when the anticipated conclusion fell flat with less than a minuscule of related material failed to appear . It seems , after that betrayal , it became difficult to reclaim the trust of a United nation . The nation , had assumed that the publicized opening of a sealed vault , of Americas most violent and colorful mobster of the 20s and 30s , had some reason for tv talk show hosts to go there , that SOMETHING , had to be in there , for a syndicated national tv show to hype the opening of the vault . But america felt cheated nonetheless, when the vault, took so long to open , the feeling was , there must be something good in there for anyone to demand our attention for that long - america waited and waited , being baited and lured by anticipation of imagination equal to the sum of pirate plunder - discovery of secrets that would open up the answers to all questions america collected , of the lives of mobsters , that so entranced the American psyche , marveled our imagininstions , and threatened our ethics , we bought the hype , waiting for the evidence , the residue , of criminal slime , within the four walls of this locked vault . Most of america looked around , in the absence of proof , of treasure , of secrets , and felt vulnerable , and foolish when not even a thread of related contents appeared . Instead , we felt led by a conman , with nothing to see here , not being quite the price of the ticket sold to us by a daytime talk show host , that offered NOTHING , not even one shred of any reason Americans spent weeks , focusing their energies on what could have been there . It’s a circumstance when the vault held more value being locked , then the imagination of the nation may have been intact , and we as a nation would have felt less used for a circus promoter opportunity , and now more likely to not expect results , that meet with the accusations of the moment . America was more likely to turn away , when the first release of information in the mueller case against trump dissolved into another circumstance of hype . The shelf life of any breaking of earth shattering news , is tragically shrinking , the public is invested in only the first response , the first sentence , that is released in any press conference , concerning the findings of any investigation. The verdict of guilty or not guilty in any court is all witnesses to trials react to . The white noise , that escapes behind it , is tuned out . So when William Barf let the air out of Robert muellers investigation , when mueller held back a definitive , statement of guilt, the refusal to indict , was the only sound we heard . The actual evidence , got lost in the background , remains to this day , dismantled , and cluttered , in pages of unread findings in documents , that cannot seem to draw a clear conclusion . The delivery of the anticipated , justice , in documents , promising to be the smoking gun , that proved without a doubt , to be proof , an American president was guilty of collusion with a Foriegn interests to pollute our protected election systems , failed to be present . What was proven , was a undermining suspicion of one party , attempting to gaslight the nation and hijack the loyalty with the lure of salicious and fallacious evidence that in my opinion was watered down . America , still harbors resistance to leaking evidence of crime , america never forgot the first time they were made a fool . Al capones vault , is a reference by many in my generation when asked about why , they individually refuse the hype , expecting the authenticity of proof to be another opportunity to manipulate our resolve , Americans have been conned before . So I’m convinced if material would have been laid out , like the hosts of this podcast before bill Barr’s invention of nothing to see here , press conference , america might not have accepted division as protection , splintering off from society and forcing us all into separate corners , instead of existing somewhere in the middle , with neither side convinced the other side intentions were to ruin the other . The result from bill Barr’s disguised transgression , was a feeling that the investigation was a witch hunt, because after waiting for over a year , listening to the shocking criminal referrals , that never materialized , america could hear a pin drop , when we all engaged , we all tuned in , to listen to what we thought would be a clear definition of guilt or no guilt , that clearly , there would be once again some evidence that provided authentication to the months and months of related investigation into a web of criminal behavior , but again we were duped . We were betrayed once again , when the details that first were described as vague ,, became suspected propaganda to ruin a candidate and president . If we had been witness to this collective layered podcast , america would be a different place . A+!!

Elmo Pete ,

So good then long wait

Anticipating next episodes of the Aftermath. Appreciate work of these journalists.

3/8/22 worth the wait.

chocolate _$$$ ,

Nothing new here

Waste of time…let’s hear something new.

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