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Mai
2005

Tired of empire?

05/13/05

Last week I wrote about some of the reasons it is just possible that we won't see another major imperial military adventure during the Bushlet's second term. The reasons ranged from the second-term blues that afflicts most two-term presidencies, to the resources tied up (or tied down) in Iraq, to the fact that North Korea and Iran are moving toward at least the credible threat of possibly having nuclear weapons, to sagging morale and recruitment problems in the military, especially the National Guard and the reserves. At the risk of being declared hopelessly deluded, I'd like to extend the thought to suggest that while the United States certainly presides over what by any reasonable definition must be accounted an empire, I suspect that the imperial era will not last all that long. The American people, I suggest, are simply not made of especially stern imperial stuff...

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from Antiwar.Com, by Alan Bock


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