Category Archives: Regime Change

Loyalty to Order

The last thing we wanted was to take thousands of prisoners of war. One major mistake the U.S. is considered to have made in Iraq was to disband the Iraqi armed forces, following the U.S./coalition invasion. May seem odd; why … Continue reading

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“Moral Imperatives, Badly Served”

Speaking with someone who has studied the Middle East for decades. Framed the current state of things as follows: Western democracies have a tendency to support secular despots with varying degrees of criminality, and then drop them. The despots end … Continue reading

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