The Quincy Institute opposes America’s endless wars. Why should that be a scandal?

Stephen Wertheim, co-founder and research director of the Quincy Institute

[…] The United States is wielding power irresponsibly. After the fall of the Soviet Union, U.S. leaders had a chance to embrace pluralism and peace in the 21st century. Instead, the United States anointed itself the “indispensable nation.” It pursued military dominance across the globe, inflating minor troublemakers into existential threats and launching unnecessary wars that continue to take lives. Today, Trump and both political parties agree on little else besides taking roughly $1 trillionevery year away from American taxpayers and communities to bestow that money upon the Pentagon. […]

The war in Afghanistan, the longest in U.S. history, continues today after almost two decades. The endless-war deniers should deliver their message to the families of the more than 2,400 U.S. service members killed and more than 20,000 wounded in the conflict. They should try reassuring civilians in 40 percent of the world’s nations: That’s where the United States now operates in its war on terrorism. Läs artikel