Stimson in the News

Gordon Adams’ column on American isolationism is published in Foreign Policy

in Program

We are
out of Iraq; we are getting out of Afghanistan; there is no appetite for U.S.
military engagement in Syria. What is a guy in uniform to do?

On June
11, Michael Hirsh suggested that the United States has “lost
its nerve” internationally. Obama, he argues, has stepped back from the global
leadership role and military presence it once had. Many Americans support what
Hirsh calls “America’s gradual withdrawal from foreign entanglements” — they
want the U.S. military home soon, out of Afghanistan, and definitely not in
Syria. Time, as my carpenter up in Maine says, for us to “stop messing around
in other people’s business.”

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