Posts Tagged: U.S. military intervention
There will be no peace if underlying grievances aren’t addressed, militaries victimize local populations, and states fail to provide basic services.
From the U.S. to the U.K. to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat.
Trump's not bringing the troops home. He's been haphazardly deploying more troops, drones, and dollars abroad, while waging a shadow foreign policy for his own benefit.
It is sickening that the U.S. would deliver the Kurds to Turkish violence, but that doesn't mean we should embrace the U.S. presence in Syria.
Centrist liberalism is dead, and Trump is a disaster. But progressives can use what he's done to remake America and its place in the world.
By giving America its dumbest and cruelest wars, the best and brightest left room for a dumber and crueler leader to end them.
The forever war in the Middle East is far from over.
A small detachment of U.S. troops won't protect the Kurds from Turkish aggression, but putting conditions on arms transfers might.
To keep U.S. troops in Syria now implies a forever war, with no realistic ending imaginable, and no authorization from Congress.
A bloody siege looms over Idlib, the U.S. is digging into the east, and conflict between Iran and Israel may put Syria in the crosshairs.