Iraq use of force authorization ending, Video game adaptations

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F-15 after striking Islamic State in Iraq
An F-15E after striking Islamic State targets in Syria on Sept. 23, 2014. Photo: Stuart Rankin (CC-BY-NC)

The Senate recently voted to repeal the authorization for use of military force in Iraq, and President Biden suggests he’ll sign it. We talk about what it would change and what it means for the end of America’s war in the country. We also talk with a pop culture expert about why more money is going into adapting video games into TV and movies.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • John Hall Guest
  • Bryan Carr Guest

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