Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism by Joel Andreas

By Joel Andreas

Addicted to battle takes at the so much lively, robust, and damaging army on the planet. Hard-hitting, conscientiously documented, and seriously illustrated, it unearths why the USA has been excited by extra wars in recent times than the other state. learn Addicted to warfare to discover who advantages from those army adventures, who pays—and who dies.

"Political comics at its best."—Michael Parenti

Joel Andreas wrote and illustrated The magnificent Rocky, a satire that brought greater than 100,000 humans to the unsavory actions of the Rockefeller family members. In among drawing illustrated exposes, he investigates the trajectory and destiny of the chinese language Revolution.

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W. QUIRK estimations of threat level—to that regime and associated great power interests—should be made. Finally, policy-makers in the developing world or capitals of Western great powers should understand that capabilities alone will not be sufficient to achieve alliance objectives. This is contrary to a core assumption underlying traditional military alliances that states will be victorious provided they amass sufficient resources to defeat their enemy. In other words, capabilities are the recipe for a highly effective traditional alliance.

Second, balancing (resisting the target threat) and “bandwagoning” (appeasing the target threat) will occur simultaneously during internal threat alliances. This is in contrast to traditional military INTERNAL THREAT ALLIANCES: A NEW CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK 23 alliances, where countries will either balance or bandwagon when faced with an external enemy. , financial gain, cementing patron-client ties) at the expense of alliance goals. As a result, the central leadership may work with the great power to implement alliance strategy and defeat (balance) the common threat, while elements of its police or military are colluding (bandwagoning) with actors fomenting violence.

1 million from a cartel for his presidential campaign. 24 The USA deemed Colombia not sufficiently cooperative in counter-­ narcotics efforts and “decertified” it. S. W. QUIRK It was in this state of hyper-violence that Andrés Pastrana (1998–2002) campaigned for president and won on a “strong peace platform” and promises to end decades of conflict. S. ”30 Pastrana’s administration had a clear view on why prior presidents failed to weaken the “narco-terrorist” threat. 31 Further diverging from prior presidential administrations, Pastrana openly recognized the link between the insurgents and narco-traffickers, and that to defeat the former, his regime needed to curb cocaine-linked financing.

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