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Jack Brooks
Jack Brooks

Without Getting Killed Or Caught

Six virtual screenings are scheduled from March 23 to April 25, with post-film Q&As with Clark's peers and admirers, including Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle and Sarah Jarosz. Tickets and information can be found at

Without Getting Killed or Caught


You can rent the movie for $20 for one-day access or $25 for three days at A $35 all-access pass is also available, including three days of streaming plus interviews with Tamara Saviano and Paul Whitfield, as well as Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle and Sarah Jarosz.

We don't need a war in Afghanistan to stop people like bin Laden. We have the ability to strike deep inside the territory of foreign countries if necessary. The United States has both significant airpower and incredibly skilled special operations forces. There's no way for a high-value terrorist to operate openly without getting himself killed or captured. Similarly, we don't actually need the cooperation of any particular country's government to stop terrorists from running a training camp -- we can just take out the camp.

While the giant military deployment in Afghanistan doesn't play a crucial role in defending the United States from terrorism, it does complicate our foreign policy. In particular, we're caught in a feedback loop with the government of Pakistan. We don't trust it enough to give it the heads up before we send a Navy SEAL team into its territory to find the world's most wanted man. But we give Pakistan substantial military aid, in large part because without its cooperation, the mission in Afghanistan becomes logistically untenable. Removing troops from Afghanistan means the Pakistani government loses leverage over us and the tail will no longer be able to wag the dog in our bilateral relationship.

Many mayors say Congress is making a mistake. Mayor Wellington Webb (D) of Denver says that if a study is done, it would show the cutbacks will boost juvenile crime. ''I hope we don't [have to] make policy by getting a body count of how many young people get killed in order to get a jobs program,'' he says. 041b061a72




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