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Max Boot

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The ONLY Issue – Saving Our Democracy (Guest: Max Boot)

A Republic, If You Can Keep It

The Big Lie lives on in Michigan and nationally. Mark Brewer and Jeff Timmer comment on the latest efforts to disrupt our democratic system through Trump’s core mendacity. They are then joined by columnist and military historian Max Boot, a self-described former conservative Republican who now says the overriding issue today is preserving our democratic republic. Boot has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a columnist for the Washington Post. He has written five other best-selling books, including The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography.  Boot was a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2007–08, Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2011–12, and Marco Rubio’s campaign in 2015-2016. He served as an adviser to U.S. commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has lectured on behalf of the U.S. State Department and at many military institutions, including the Army, Navy, and Air War Colleges, the Australian Defense College, the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, West Point, and the Naval Academy.

13 Oct 2021

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Max Boot: Why It Might Be Worse Next Time

The Bulwark Podcast

On today's podcast Max Boot joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss coups past and future; vaccine passports; the politics of nihilism; Tucker's Hungarian Rhapsody; and the fascist-curious right.Special Guest: Max Boot.


9 Aug 2021

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Columnist and Foreign Policy Analyst Max Boot on Biden's Foreign Policy

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Max Boot, a best-selling author, foreign policy analyst, and columnist for the Washington Post about the Biden administration's foreign policy approach and its likely top challenges. Boot explains why he believes much of the administration's success will depend on repairing domestic partisan divisions, and why winning the respect of the U.S.'s enemies may as important as maintaining the respect of its friends. Boot and Morell also discuss the strategic threat posed by China, Russia and others, as well as the near-term consequences of the administration's decision to complete a military drawdown in Afghanistan. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


28 Jul 2021

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62. Max Boot, Historian

The Interview with Hugh Hewitt

In this episode of The Interview, Hugh replays a 2013 conversation he had with author and historian Max Boot about his then newly released book, "Invisible Armies."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


22 Jun 2021

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Max Boot on Future of Democracy, Joe Manchin, GOP's Threat to National Security

That Trippi Show

National Security expert Max Boot joins Joe and Alex to talk about the staggering danger of the GOP's grasp of authoritarianism, and the impact of swing Democrat Joe Manchin backing away from voting rights legislation.They touch on the dangers of the poisonous conservative media ecosystem, how difficult it is to bridge the conversation between Americans of differing beliefs, the danger of failing to imagine worst-case scenarios, and what the biggest threat to the United States is.Plus, the story of military hero Edward Landsdale, and what unity and patriotism even looks like in the Trump era.Buy Max's latest book, The Road Not Taken, here: https://www.amazon.com/Road-Not-Taken-Lansdale-American/dp/0871409410Max's book, The Corrosion of Conservatism, is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Corrosion-Conservatism-Why-Left-Right/dp/1631495674 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


8 Jun 2021

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The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan, With Max Boot

The President's Inbox

Max Boot, CFR's Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss President Biden's recent announcement to completely withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan before September 11, 2021.


20 Apr 2021

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 2 – Max Boot

Steve Blank Podcast

We just held our second session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War. Given the tech-centricity of Stanford and Silicon Valley, Joe Felter, Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy.


3 Nov 2020

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Max Boot and Kori Schake

Conversation Six

Max Boot and Kori Schake on the corrosion of civil-military relations under Trump.

7 Oct 2020

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Bill Kristol, CFR’s Max Boot and NeoCon NeverTrumpers Are Willing to Throw Election to Biden

The New American Podcast

William Kristol (shown) and his band of NeverTrumpers at The Bulwark, an online site, are gleefully celebrating Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday victories over Bernie Sanders. Some of them would even vote for Biden (or China's Xi Jinpeng) over Donald Trump. Undoubtedly, some of them would even vote for Bernie over Trump — except that it would be harder to explain their voting rationale and resume their undeserved positions as “conservative” thought leaders any time in the near future. Cheering for Biden, though, can be played by the neocons as both anti-Trump and anti-Bernie. Read the article here!


6 Mar 2020

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Episode 53 - The Donkey Reading Series: Max Boot

Lions Led By Donkeys Podcast

On this entry into the DRS Joe and Travis read Max Boot's "Why winning and losing are irrelevant in Syria and Afghanistan" from the Washington Post. It might just be the dumbest fucking thing ever read for the show. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeysBuy a shirt: https://teespring.com/stores/lions-led-by-donkeys-storeFollow us on twitter @lions_by

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3 Jun 2019