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An interview with Stan Goff: US Special Forces units in Somalia and Haiti; the impact on US presence in African Nations

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Segment Summary:
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales of the New York Daily News interview Stan Goff, a retired Master Sergeant and activist. In part one of the interview, Goff discusses his observations about the racism the permeates special forces groups, their missions and their training. Goff, Goodman and Gonzales discuss the implications of such thought and practice in a time where US presence in places like Zaire is increasing. While he admits that progress has been made in certain areas of the Special Forces teams, Goff asserts there is an increase of racist practices at training camps like Fort Bragg that facilitate those attitudes abroad.

Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Stan Goff, Special Forces, Somalia, Haiti, Racism

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