Why Blowback?

Johnson notes that the US has maintained troops all over the world, especially those countries that are most offended by US presence. “Devoutly Muslim citizens of that kingdom (Saudi Arabia) see their presence as a humiliation to the country and an affront to their religion (92).” Johnson concludes that an “excessive reliance on a militarized foreign policy…have actually made the country less secure in ways that will become only more apparent in the years to come (94).” So, what is the solution, according to Professor Chalmers Johnson?

The United States should bring most of its overseas land-based forces home and reorient its foreign policy to stress leadership through example and diplomacy (94).

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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2 Responses to Why Blowback?

  1. Nathan says:

    The American Way of War Quiz. It’s not getting better.

  2. Pingback: Foreign Policy Links | Resurrectio et Vita

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