Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Biden won’t reconsider America’s imperial reach

By Joel Mathis The Week

President Biden won’t be the leader who rethinks the wisdom of America’s global military footprint. The Pentagon announced Monday it had exhaustively reviewed all U.S. military deployments around the world — roughly 170,000 individuals in more than 150 countries — and decided its previous decisions were nearly perfect.

Oh, there will be a few changes: Some bases and airfields in the Pacific need beefing up, in preparation for a possible war with China. And we’ll probably send some more personnel back to Germany. Otherwise, things are pretty much fine. “There was a sense at the outset that there was a potential for some major force posture changes,” an unidentified official told the Wall Street Journal. “Then, as we got deeper and deeper into the work, we realized in the aggregate that the force posture around the world was about right.”


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