Jere Van Dyk is a former TV correspondent and Taliban expert (and was once held captive by them). He believes the Taliban is poorly understood in the West, but that better understanding is key for US foreign policy.
‘US created forces it spends money fighting against’ – Taliban ex-captive
About the Author
The mainstream media provide information within a very narrow framework that serves to manufacture consent for government policies and stifle meaningful debate on important issues.I provide analysis and commentary from outside the standard framework, challenging mainstream narratives, exposing government and media propaganda, and broadening the scope of the discussion.I'm an independent political analyst, publisher and editor of Foreign Policy Journal, and author. My new book is Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Read the entire first chapter for free at ObstacleToPeace.com. Find me on the web at JeremyRHammond.com.