This consistent line of violence directed against the Iraqi people to achieve American political aims had been established for decades.
I think it’s time for us as Americans to start questioning the assumptions we have in war and stop placing so much faith in what war can achieve for us overseas.
Americans have a lot less to be proud of than we think.
Most Americans don’t even understand that war is real when they are watching it on television.
It’s very concerning because we have this very recent evidence of how hysterical and unhinged U.S. military decision-making can be.
Withdrawing support for Ukraine has become a major political issue in both the U.S. Congress and now on the presidential campaign trail, and it is causing divisions as well in European capitals.
Policymakers making assumptions about the use of military force and how quickly that military force will achieve political objectives. We’ve seen over and over again how some of these assumptions are faulty.
Operationally, the potential seizure of Kupiansk is significant as it shows the continual pressure that Russia is exerting along a nearly 600-mile front.