The United States’ tendency towards chaotic foreign policy and the machinations of same have resulted in some shameful letting down of our allies at times. The example that first comes to mind is how we let the Kurds twist in the wind in ’93, but there are many many others. Sometimes it’s due to war weariness and our tendency to demobilize too far and get tired, such as the abortive attempt to aid the White Russians in their resistance against the Communists, an investment entirely too small after WWI that could have prevented enormous loss of life and world trouble later on. Other times it’s due to other things.
Max Boot details a few more in an LA Times article worth reading in its entirety.
Which kinda reminds me. The next two years, will we tire, falter and fail?
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