Friday, July 29, 2016

Will Hillary Clinton Be A 'War President' On Day One?

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates looked out over North Korea during a tour of the Demilitarized Zone on Wednesday. July, 2010. Credit Cherie Cullen/DOD, via Reuters

Micah Zenko, Foreign Policy: Hillary the Hawk: A History

From Haiti to Syria, the Democratic candidate’s long record suggests she’s looking forward to being a war president on day one.

Whoever is elected on Nov. 8 will be a war president on day one, with the power and autonomy to undertake destabilizing shows of force, drone strikes, special operations raids and ever-deepening military interventions. Today, combat troop deployments are routinely made by executive branch spokespeople, decisions to back open-ended air wars in places like Yemen by “partners” like Saudi Arabia are announced via press release, and congressional oversight hearings largely boil down to legislators pleading with commanders to ask for more troops and looser rules of engagement.

And much of this probably suits Hillary Clinton just fine.

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WNU Editor: Micah Zenko breaks down Hillary Clinton's history on what has been her positions and proposals on past (and current) wars and conflicts. If that is her past .... a Hillary Clinton Presidency is probably going to mean more military interventions, and definitely more wars.

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