Ian Masters' KPFK/Pacifica Radio Program
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11am Pacific Time
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BACKGROUND BRIEFING 11am Pacific Time
Dr. Paul Pillar retired in 2005 from a 28-year career in the U.S. intelligence community, in which his last position was National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia. He previously served in a variety of analytical and managerial positions, including as chief of analytic units at the CIA covering portions of the Near East, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia. He is the author of the books "Terrorism and US Foreign Policy" and "Negotiating Peace: War Termination as a Bargaining Process." He testified last week before a congressional hearing on potential war scenarios against Iran.
Salman Raja is a senior partner in a Pakistani law firm, who was arrested under the emergency decree of November 3, 2007, and held for five days before being released on bail. He has authored an article, widely available on the internet, entitled "Pakistan: Inside the Storm."
Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel is a Climate Scientist in the Global Environment Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists. She is leading UCS's climate science education work aimed at strengthening support for strong federal climate legislation and sound U.S. climate policies.
and on Live From the Left Coast 12noon Pacific Time:
Robert Drogin covers national security and intelligence for the Los Angeles Times. He previously served as a foreign correspondent for the Times in Asia and Africa, and as a national correspondent based in New York. He has won or shared multiple journalism awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the George Polk Award. His new book is "Curveball: Spies, Lies and the Con Man Who Caused a War." About this book, Bob Baer has said, "A crucial study in the political manipulation of intelligence, understanding how Curveball got us into Iraq will arm us for the next round of lies coming out of Washington."
Reese Erlich is a freelance journalist, who produced the award-winning radio documentary "The Struggle for Iran," with the legendary CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite. Reese Erlich has covered the Middle East for 20 years, and was the co-author of the best-seller "Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You." His new book, just published, is ""The Iran Agenda: the real story of U.S. policy and the Middle East crisis."
guests subject to change