Doug Brooks

President of the International Peace Operations Association

Guest

President of the International Peace Operations Association, a nonprofit group that represents several major private-security firms

Doug Brooks on KCRW

All US diplomats are  banned from leaving the Green Zone  by land as Iraq's Prime Nouri al-Maliki Minister tells the State Department to fire  Blackwater USA  security guards.

Iraq Wants Blackwater Security Guards Out

All US diplomats are banned from leaving the Green Zone by land as Iraq's Prime Nouri al-Maliki Minister tells the State Department to fire Blackwater USA security guards.

from To the Point

The Army that cleaned latrines and did kitchen patrol is a thing of the past, with that kind of grunt work now performed by private contractors.

Pentagon Increasingly Outsources War Effort

The Army that cleaned latrines and did kitchen patrol is a thing of the past, with that kind of grunt work now performed by private contractors.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

The Venice Family Clinic is slamming LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and others for their call to clear out unhoused people from Venice Beach boardwalk by July 4.

from KCRW Features

Santa Monica has a reputation as a paradise for lefties. But the city isn’t exactly welcoming to Latinos.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Joe Mathews says, “If America needs a 1/6 commission, then California must have a 3/13 commission.”

from Zócalo's Connecting California

KCRW is joining other public radio stations up and down the state to mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.

More people are experiencing homelessness in New York City than in all of LA County.

from Greater LA

Josh Barro speaks with Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat about the Biden’s trip to Europe.

from Left, Right & Center

Legalizing the sale of cannabis in California has turned out to be a fruitful endeavor for the state thanks to taxes.

from KCRW Features

For African Americans, June 19 (Juneteenth) is both a celebration of freedom and an occasion of somber remembrance.

from Life Examined

The former Congress member talks to Robert Scheer about his life and the dramatic events surrounding his political rise, as told in his new book “The Division of Light and Power.”

from Scheer Intelligence