Summary: Presidential administrations change, but America's grand strategy remains the same. Bush, Obama, Trump all employ the same failed tactics, boldly and confidently, blindly and arrogantly. We have a severe case of the victory disease. This won't work well for us. "Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad." --- Paraphrase of … Continue reading America has the victory disease. It won’t end well for us.
Summary: The West's post-9/11 wars in the Middle East have run down, but our involvement in Syria's civil war and the attacks by radical Islamists in American -- and the far larger Paris attacks -- have begun a new phase in this clash of civilizations. Before we attack, repeating the mistakes of the past 15 … Continue reading Will we repeat our mistakes in the Middle East & lose, or play defense & win?
Summary: After 2 failed invasions and occupations, as we gear up to repeat the same tactics in another round of interventions, it's time for our hawks to excite us with stories about our mad unprofitable Empire (unprofitable to us). Today we have a review of the oddly named America in Retreat: The New Isolationism & … Continue reading Is America in Retreat before a more threatening world?