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Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and David Axe (War is Boring, Danger Room)

On Foreign Entanglements, Rob and journalist David Axe discuss the controversy over David’s recent story about US Special Forces operating in North Korea. David describes his harrowing experience in the policy journalism grinder, faced with skeptics and official denials. Rob and David then talk about what Special Forces would do in North Korea. They also address the role South Korean forces might play, and the response in Seoul to David’s story. Rob wonders whether the growing power of the Special Forces is beginning to affect heretofore conventional defense debates. Finally, David talks about some lessons that he’s drawn from the experience.

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Recorded:Dec 31    Posted:May 30, 2012
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Foreign Entanglements | May 30, 2012 | Robert Farley & David Axe

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