Shows featuring Gareth Porter

  • Is an Iran Nuclear Deal Within Reach? Dissecting the Latest Talks over a "Manufactured Crisis" Vienna-iran-talks-01a
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he is returning to Washington, D.C., to consult with President Obama following talks with Iran over its nuclear program. Speaking on Tuesday, Kerry cited "tangible progress" on key issues, but said "very real gaps" remain ahead of a Sunday deadline. Iranian Foreign Minister...
    July 16, 2014 | Story
  • Obama Plan for Afghan War Withdrawal Will Leave Troop Size at Pre-Surge Levels Obama_afghan_button
    President Obama’s plan to draw down U.S. troops in Afghanistan still leaves more in the country than when he came into office. In a televised address, Obama said he will also bring home another 23,000 troops by the end of summer in 2012, leaving around 70,000 military forces, plus thousands of contractors. We discuss the...
    June 23, 2011 | Story
  • The New Pentagon Papers: WikiLeaks Releases 90,000+ Secret Military Documents Painting Devastating Picture of Afghanistan War Assange-dn20100726
    It’s one of the biggest leaks in US military history. More than 90,000 internal records of US military actions in Afghanistan over the past six years have been published by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The documents provide a devastating portrait of the war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces have killed...
    July 26, 2010 | Story
  • Iranian President Ahmadinejad to Speak at UN Amid Row over Iranian Nuclear Program Ahmad-web-1
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is headed to the United States for a speech tomorrow to the United Nations General Assembly. His visit comes against a backdrop of widely diverging accounts around Iran’s nuclear activities. Last month, a controversy erupted when the Associated Press reported the UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, had concluded Iran possesses...
    September 22, 2009 | Story
  • Report: Despite Obama’s Vow, Combat Brigades Will Stay in Iraq Iraq-war_web
    Nearly four weeks ago, President Obama declared that US combat operations would end in Iraq by August 2010. Despite Obama’s pledge, new evidence has emerged that the US plans to keep combat brigades in Iraq, but they will operate under a different name. Investigative reporter Gareth Porter of Inter Press Service reveals some of the brigade combat teams currently in Iraq will stay beyond August...
    March 26, 2009 | Story
  • Gareth Porter: Bush Admin Ignored Warnings Against Pakistani Air Strikes Pakistandroneweb
    In Pakistan, twenty-five people, including several women and children, are now reported to have been killed in Monday’s US drone attack on a compound in western Pakistan. A new article by investigative journalist Gareth Porter reveals that the Bush administration ignored warnings against such raids from the American intelligence community. They said that such raids could benefit the Taliban...
    September 10, 2008 | Story
  • As Petraeus Urges Delay of Troop Withdrawal, a Debate on Iraq and Iran’s Role in the War Petraeusiraqdouble
    The top US military commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, has recommended a suspension of troop withdrawals from Iraq after July. His recommendation would leave just under 140,000 American troops in Iraq well into the fall, more troops deployed in Iraq than before the so-called "surge." Petraeus testified before two Senate committees on Tuesday alongside Ambassador Ryan Crocker....
    April 09, 2008 | Story
  • Gareth Porter: Official Version of U.S.-Iranian Naval Incident Starts to Unravel Iranspeedboatweb
    The United States has lodged a formal diplomatic protest against Iran for its "provocation" in the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday morning. But new information reveals that the alleged Iranian threat to American naval vessels may have been blown out of proportion. We speak to investigative historian Gareth Porter. [includes rush transcript]
    January 11, 2008 | Story
  • What Did Bush Know on Iran, and When Did He Know It? Bushiranweb
    President Bush continues to insist Iran threatens the United States despite the new National Intelligence Estimate refuting most of his key claims. This week’s consensus report from all sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies concludes Iran shut down its nuclear weapons program more than four years ago. News reports say the White House was briefed on the new intelligence assessment as early as...
    December 05, 2007 | Story
  • Bush Invokes Vietnam to Argue Against U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Iraq Bushweb2
    President Bush warned Wednesday that a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq would lead to mass bloodshed similar to what happened in Southeast Asia after the Vietnam War. He urged critics of the current war to "learn something from history" and "resist the allure of retreat." We speak with historian and investigative journalist, Gareth Porter. [includes rush transcript]
    August 23, 2007 | Story
  • Detroit Rally In Support Of Striking Newspaper Workers
    More than 100,000 labor activists rallied in Detroit this Weekend in support of the close to 2000 striking Detroit News and Detroit Free Press workers. The AFL-CIO leadership was there including John Sweeney and Richard Trumka
    June 23, 1997 | Story