Daniel Little
(RIEAS Senior Advisor)

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Time and repetition conditions consumers of news and other media to believe that the U.S. military presence was always intent to move into places like Iraq and Afghanistan.  For those twenty or younger, this is all they have known.  For those that are older, the idea that the Cold War’s end would facilitate the expansion of the U.S., not to mention NATO to such places was never assumed.  Rather than re-engage issues such as access to energy, denial of safe havens to terrorists, human rights or even international development, the notion of ‘self-preservation’ in one’s own national interest has not been as thorough of late as we would like to believe.   To be sure, the U.S. military has a plan for everything....  Read more

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