National Press Club

Podcast summarizes America’s wars and what sustains them

July 9, 2019 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

Although President Donald Trump called off military strikes on Iran last month, American troops are involved in conflicts around the world.

In the latest episode of Update-1, National Press Club member Mike Hempen talks with Emily Manna, a policy analyst for Open the Government, a nonpartisan coalition that supports a stronger democracy and a more open, accountable and responsive government. They discuss America's hidden wars, what keeps them going and how public knowledge of what is happening on the battlefield has waned.

Hempen, the co-vice chair of the Club's Broadcast/Podcast team, produces Update-1. The podcast can be heard on the Club website or on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn.