Mathew G. Johnson on . . . well, a number of things.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Always A Proxy War
Why is it that U.S. military strategy/foreign policy always deteriorates into fueling proxy wars? The downside risk is about 100% on that plan. A few examples currently in the front of people's minds: Charlie Wilson's War, Arming Somali clan warlords against Islamists, and Sunni militias in Iraq. This never ends well.