For years American military forces burned the by-products of their activities at sites called burn pits. Medical waste, discarded shells and bullets, rubber, plastic, and all sorts of other toxic materials were burned next to overseas military bases. The fumes were known to cause extremely virulent forms of cancer; something the U.S. military establishment denied for a long time. On this episode of the Whistleblowers John Kiriakou sits down with former marine Joseph Hickman to discuss his work and his book detailing the horrors of the burn pits.

It’s no secret the American government during the George W. Bush Administration made up its mind to go to war with Iraq on false pretenses.  They didn’t care what the truth was.  We’re going to talk about how that cynical decision led to war with the whistleblower who tried to stop it. John Kiriakou speaks with Air Force Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski on this episode of the Whistleblowers

An air marshal was fired by the TSA when the agency was caught trying to cut federal air marshall flights after 9/11. The TSA was forced to take him back but chose to put him in dead-end jobs, prompting him to sue the agency once again. When they failed to offer a plan to secure pilot doors on American aircraft to prevent another hijacking and terrorist attack, he invented one himself and now he is back in court. TSA whistleblower Robert MacLean speaks with John Kiriakou on this episode of The Whistleblowers.

Daniel Hale released documents that came to be known as The Drone Papers once published in The Intercept. These proved during one five-month period in 2012 that nearly 90 percent of those killed in drone strikes were not the intended target. Rather, they were civilian bystanders, innocent people killed and classified as “enemies killed in action,” unless proven otherwise. He was fired and put in a "SuperMax" prison with the worst terrorists and criminals. On this episode of The Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou speaks with Ray McGovern, a former senior CIA officer and Co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity about the whistleblower Daniel Hale.

In 2016, American diplomats began complaining of a variety of medical symptoms that included things from physical pain to ringing in the ears to cognitive difficulties. These symptoms were largely ignored at first. And then the term Havana Syndrome was coined. Dr. Leonid ‘Len’ Ber joins John Kiriakou to discuss his own case of Havana Syndrome and why the FBI is blaming crickets.