U.S. Role In The World

Perpetual war—and how to end it

By William Astore ● Chronicles Magazine ● 02/05/2018


Whether the rationale is the need to wage a war on terror involving 76 countries or renewed preparations for a struggle against peer competitors Russia and China (as Defense Secretary James Mattis suggested recently while introducing America’s new National Defense Strategy), the U.S. military is engaged globally.

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