Brad Taylor, “Operator Down”

Brad Taylor, “Operator Down”

Brad Taylor spent more than two decades in the US Army, including 8 years in special forces as part of Delta Force. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, then went on to teach military science at The Citadel. He’s also the author of the popular Pike Logan series of...
Kevin Maurer, “American Radical”

Kevin Maurer, “American Radical”

“American Radical” is the story of Tamer Elnoury, a Muslim FBI agent who went undercover to expose some radical jihadists who were planning to commit mayhem in the US and Canada. Since he has now moved on to other law enforcement business and is...
Jere Van Dyk, “The Trade”

Jere Van Dyk, “The Trade”

In February, 2008, journalist Jere Van Dyk, who had spent a lot of years in Afghanistan, was kidnapped by the Taliban and held for 45 days. He was the second American journalist kidnapped in Pakistan (the first was Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was...
Jillian Moul, “Surviving Home”

Jillian Moul, “Surviving Home”

Here’s my conversation with Jillian Moul, co-director of “Surviving Home,” a documentary that follows four veterans over an eight-year period as they rebuild their lives after war. Among the questions I asked her: How did you get them to open up? Are they still...
Ken Burns, “The Vietnam War”

Ken Burns, “The Vietnam War”

Here’s my conversation with Ken Burns, whose new PBS documentary series, “The Vietnam War,” will debut on September 17th. Among my questions: Vietnam veterans don’t like talking about the war — how did you get them to open up? Was that because of how...

A War Has Actually Ended

Here’s something you rarely read about: a war that has ended. In Colombia, the FARC rebels have surrendered their weapons and agreed to a peace plan with the government they have waged war against for more than five (!) decades. From Newsweek… FARC began...