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Trump and the War Party: RPI's Daniel McAdams on Mises Weekends

The costs of our wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria—human and economic—keep piling up. How do such deeply unpopular wars go on so long? Why do sensible notions of peace and non-intervention fail to gain a foothold in Congress or the White House? How does the War Party in DC plays both sides? And, how do they silence anti-war voices like Tulsi Gabbard? This is a no-holds-barred discussion of the grim realities behind US foreign policy...
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Pentagon Attacks Extremists At Home...But Finances Them Overseas

After the violence in Charlottesville last week, the Pentagon took the unusual step of publicly denouncing the racial bigotry of the neo-Nazis who participated in the violent rallies. The Pentagon has had a good record of helping integrate Americans even in the dark days of government-enforced Jim Crow laws. But at nearly the same time that Pentagon top brass was making this denunciation it was preparing to ship millions of dollars of weapons to a Ukrainian government dominated by outright Nazis and Nazi sympathizers. Isn't there more than a little hypocrisy in that? In fact, US interventionist foreign policy relies on extremist groups overseas to do Washington's bidding. Look no further than Syria, Afghanistan (in the 1970s), Latin America (1980s), Saudi Arabia, etc...
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