The real inheritance of Pearl Harbor is that it shrank the world in terms of how Americans have thought about their national security ever since.
Stop listening to the screech of war hawks. Invest in life instead of death.
I believe that if Americans were really being honest on the issue, some might concede they actually miss the Cold War.
During my time in the Indo-Pacific region as a senior advisor to the commander of Pacific Air Forces, we knew not to be overly zealous in our relationship with Taiwan. Unfortunately, it seems as if Pelosi was on a self-serving agenda.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that the military-to-military are having conversations … to make sure there’s no accident that could happen,” — EMN director Ret. Command Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Dennis Fritz
In the wake of the crashing and burning of that 20-year war effort, the Pentagon budget leaped even higher with the support of almost every congressional representative of both parties as Washington’s armed attention turned to China and Russia.
While Beijing’s policies are often terrible, it’s unclear how this boycott will meaningfully help the suffering Uyghurs.
Why, despite decades of disastrous wars, do Pentagon budgets continue to grow, year after year, like ever-expanding nuclear mushroom clouds?