Reihan and I debate the role of the United States as the global cop.

I’ve been trying to accrue more expertise and deeper understanding of the US military’s role in the world and the degree to which our national security state delivers what its supporters claim. I’m working on a feature about some of these issues, so this debate was a good opportunity to engage some of the more thoughtful . Also: I had to look up the definition of brigandage after we’d finished, but this often happens to be after conversations with Reihan.