Posts Tagged: Military Intervention
The more immediate danger is that as America's soft power crumbles, the White House will lean harder on hard power — with predictably grim results.
The "war on terror" has killed millions of innocent people. You don't have to be a "bad Muslim" to oppose that.
The wars America is already fighting are going to cost trillions. The cost of the ones to come is almost incomprehensible.
If Trump wants to make an early mark with North Korea, it should be with the only thing that's ever worked: diplomacy.
A winning (losing) formula would look something like: Rush headlong into new conflicts. Create failed states. Prop up dictatorships. Alienate the public. Sound familiar?
As famine descends on a huge swath of the globe, the White House is rolling back aid, ramping up conflict, and risking more climate chaos.
Trump's wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.
It's blustery nationalism plus the conventional pieties of the foreign policy establishment.
Many architects of the Iraq War openly hope Trump will go further in pursuing regime change in Syria — and then Iran.
From 2003 to 2017, the U.S. went from from sole global superpower to potential super-pariah.