Angry Planet

War College LLC
Conversations about a world in conflict on an angry planet.
Created 24 Jul 2020
  • When Will China Invade Taiwan?
    11 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Security guarantee? Or just passing by? (US NAVY) A couple of months ago we spoke with Blake Herzinger about America’s “special” relationship (subscribers only) with Taiwan, which we considered the re...
  • ISIS-K Is Coming For the Taliban
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    The idea of terrorism as a franchise isn’t new, maybe, but nobody’s done it better than Islamic State. Most Americans thought the fight against ISIS was over with the fall of Raqqa. But on August 26, ...
  • Is North Korea a Hypersonic Threat?
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    North Korea is back in the headlines, and as usual, it’s not because they’ve invented a new soft drink. No, Kim Jong Un’s fiefdom has once again launched missiles into the sea, claims to have invented...
  • Why It Feels Like We're on the Brink of Civil War
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    The war in Afghanistan is over, but we’re still sorting through its effects—both on the world and on America itself. Things feel...tense. For many reasons, the past twenty years have seen Americans di...
  • Why Criminals Post Evidence on Instagram
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Instagram is a world of influencers, models, bizarre ads and aspirational living. It’s a place where artists share their work and people go to see and be seen. It’s also the epicenter of gang violence...
  • America's Military Is Too Big
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    One percent of the U.S. population serves in the armed forces yet the Pentagon commands an incredible budget. And what do we get for it? Twenty years of wars with unclear goals and increased militariz...
  • America's Liaison to the Taliban on What Went Wrong
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    The facts on the ground are undeniable. The U.S. is out, the Taliban is back in. The end was ugly and there were plenty of ugly spots along the way. Since we’re all doing what ifs, here’s ours: what w...
  • Space: Final Frontier or Billionaire's Playground?
    03 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Space… Is it still the final frontier? And does anyone really care about it anymore, aside from a few billionaires and maybe a millionaire or two? Does NASA have any mojo left? And are any of us alive...
  • The Drones of the Vietnam War
    28 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    A special production of Angry Planet and David Axe explores how a group of scruffy contractors pioneered the use of drones during the Vietnam War. Axe’s book, Drone War Vietnam, drops in September. im...
  • A Brief History of Politicians Lying About Afghanistan
    27 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Afghanistan. If you’re listening to this show you’ve probably been following the news. Despite what the Pentagon or White House will tell you, the evacuation isn’t going great. There is a dichotomy be...
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