Michael Swanson – “What Is The Purpose of the National Security State?”

The Future of Freedom Foundation held its “The National Security State and JFK” Conference on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Dulles Airport Marriott in Northern Virginia. The conference examined the nature, origins, and consequences of America as a national security state since the end of World War II, including such programs as regime-change operations, invasions, occupations, coups, support of dictatorships, assassination, torture, indefinite detention, rendition, and kidnappings.

The conference also focused on President John F. Kennedy’s turn toward peace and friendly relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba and his resulting war against the U.S. national-security establishment.

This once in a lifetime event lined up one of the most impressive array of eleven expert speakers for this conference, including Ron Paul, Oliver Stone, Stephen Kinzer, Douglas Horne, Michael Glennon, Jeffrey Sachs, David Talbot, Peter Janney, Jefferson Morley, James DiEugenio, and Jacob Hornberger.

Michael Swanson spoke on “What Is The Purpose of the National Security State?”  

Michael Swanson is the founder and editor of the financial website WallStreetWindow.com where he writes about the financial markets.  Before founding that site he co-managed a hedge fund from 2003-2006.  Swanson has a Master’s Degree in American history from the University of Virginia and has written works of 20th century American history including Danville, Virginia and the Coming of the Modern South (2010) and The War State: The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and the Power Elite (2013).  He is currently working on a book covering the beginning of the US involvement in the Vietnam war from 1945-1963.


9:14 am on June 22, 2017