Show Details for Monday February 15th, 2010

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Tonight’s guest:

Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter is an historian with a PhD in South-east Asian studies from Cornell University in New York state. He was Saigon Bureau Chief for Dispatch News Service in 1970 and 1971. Porter has taught international studies at City College of New York and American University and has written several books on Vietnam, the most recent being “Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War”, published by the University of California Press in 2005. He has also written on war and diplomacy in Cambodia, Korea and the Philippines. Porter has been a news analyst for IPS focusing on U.S. policy and developments in Iraq and Iran since September 2005.

Mark Bebawi will interview Gareth about his latest story:

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Regime Pressed bin Laden on anti-U.S. Terror

The Monitor has mentioned several times over the years that the Taliban offered Bin Laden to the US in exchange of evidence of his involvement in 9/11. No evidence was ever given and the offer was rejected.

Link to Gareth’s stories on IPS


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