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Capitalism as a tool of war

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 07 January 2013

A year since US troops left Iraq Lieutenant General Jeffrey Talley, head of the US Army Reserve, tells Justin Rowlatt how America uses capitalism as a tool of war. He describes how the strategy was used in Iraq - first in the militant stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad - and how he believes it contributed to securing a lasting peace.

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