Nation Topics - US Military Presence Abroad
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Washington always imagines it can control combustible situations abroad. It can’t. And it won’t.
In 2003, Bush and friends dreamed up a jihadi Iraq with deep ties to al-Qaeda. Now, their convenient nightmare is becoming a deadly reality.
Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years.
The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.
If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.
The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today."
Almost every move Washington has made in the region has helped spread conflict and chaos, while contributing to African destabilization.
On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”
US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.
With drone strikes and kill lists, the president set a dangerous precedent.