Have we built an American Foreign Legion?

I strongly recommend reading this in full.  In fact, TomDispatch deserves to be in the top rank of the "favorites" list of every American concerned about his or her nation, as it provides unsurpassed coverage of key issues. This article discusses a long-standing theme of the FM site, the growing stress on the fabric -- … Continue reading Have we built an American Foreign Legion?

America needs a Foreign Legion

Michael O'Hanlon advocates recruiting foreigners into the US military in this Bookings Institute video:  "The Future of the Military".  He wrote two articles with Max Boot advocating this.  "Create a U.S. foreign legion", Armed Forces Journal (March 2007). "A Military Path to Citizenship", Washington Post (19 October 2006). These articles have attracted much consideration, even mockery, but the … Continue reading America needs a Foreign Legion

Lessons Learned from the American Expedition to Iraq

The mainstream media remains focused on assigning blame for the war, with occasional reports on current events and discussions of exit strategies.  Let's attempt to see the bigger picture. Defeat seems the appropriate description for the American expedition to Iraq. Consider the cost!  Hundreds of billions of dollars spent, all in effect borrowed from Asia.  … Continue reading Lessons Learned from the American Expedition to Iraq