The Wholesale Failure of American Foreign Policy

From Daniel L. Davis:

Airstrikes and drone attacks are accidentally killing thousands of civilians, aid workers, wedding parties, and now even the troops of a nation against whom we are not at war. Each of these mistakes, repeated hundreds of times over the past 15 years, creates more antagonism and hatred of the United States than any other single event. Whatever tactical benefit some of the strikes do accomplish, they are consumed in the still-worsening strategic failure the misfires cause…

Entire generations of leaders and troops at every level have grown up training almost exclusively on small-scale counterinsurgency (COIN) warfare…

It is critical to understand that no insurgency or terror group represents an existential threat to viability of the United States. Failure in a conventional battle to a major power, however, can cripple the nation.

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2 Responses to The Wholesale Failure of American Foreign Policy

  1. G.A. Couthon says:

    I keep looking for a record of Clinton’s foreign policy successes but I’m unable to turn one up.

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