U.S. Foreign Policy: Inept, or Something Else?

The Contrary Perspective

"Possible explanations can become needlessly complex. It is coherent, for instance, to add the involvement of leprechauns to any explanation, but Occam's razor would prevent such additions unless they were necessary."  I think we can rule out leprechauns ... “Possible explanations can become needlessly complex. It is coherent, for instance, to add the involvement of leprechauns to any explanation, but Occam’s razor would prevent such additions unless they were necessary.” I think we can rule out leprechauns …

Dan Mason

What follows is a subject for open debate. It is a very serious subject, and I have had trouble solving the dilemma to my personal satisfaction. Please feel free to offer other conclusions because this really perplexes me. Here it is:

Why does US foreign policy/military interventions appear to be completely inept?

I have been asking myself this question, framed in various ways, for a long time. I mean, let’s face it, the 21st century has been pretty terrible for America so far. Anybody can list the failures, and many of these failures were both predictable, and predicted.

It really goes back to the Viet Nam war. After Viet…

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