Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Why Wars In The Middle East Will Cost The U.S. Trillions More

U.S. soldiers are reflected in a puddle as they patrol Baquba, in Diyala province, some 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad October 30, 2008. This photograph has been rotated 180 degrees. REUTERS/GORAN TOMASEVIC (IRAQ)

Matthew Galt, Reuters: Podcast: Why wars in the Middle East will cost the U.S. trillions more

The United States is at war and has been for more than a decade. Although major combat operations in Iraq in Afghanistan have ended, America still maintains a presence in both and will for years to come. It also funds Syrian rebels, bombs Islamic State strongholds in the region and runs drones from Afghanistan to the Horn of Africa.

With America fighting on so many fronts, it’s hard to understand the Pentagon’s strategy or the endgame for the various conflicts. Retired U.S. Army Colonel Andrew Bacevich says it feels that way because it is that way. According to Bacevich, the American military is fighting a war that began decades before 9/11.

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WNU Editor: A commentary on why the U.S. should leave the Middle East.

6 comments:

jimbrown said...

Treat it like the spanish civil war.

jimbrown said...

Treat it like the spanish civil war.

Jay Farquharson said...

You mean let the Saudi's support and send armies to support their Islamofacists, while allowing Western Corporations to support the Saudi's and Islamofacists,.......

While setting up a naval blockaide and sanctions against the Iraqi Government, the Kurds, the Syrians?

You know, like the West did in the Spanish Civil War?

Or did you mean the opposite of that?

Si-vis-pasen- said...

Before America was even a dream before the rise of the Byzantine Empire and the creation of the first Islamic caliphate even before the Roman become an empire before Mesopotamia was a Roman province. Arabs been killing each other for an eternity.
This barbarians have been on an estate of death since the beginning of time so what make people think that the United States can stop this. the US need to leave and close the door shut , and turn the camaras off.

Anonymous said...

I think Pokemon Go has a better chance of bringing peace to the middle east than anything else going...

TWN said...

Without economic reform in the US they won't have the money,like Rome and Spain and France and the British Empire they will go bankrupt. I think sooner than later. When this happen because of the mismanagement of foreign policy of the last 20 years, the mess will be a sight to see.