It has been awhile since I posted something by the Inkwell Institute……world events have been changing so rapidly that it did not leave enough time for my research and analysis…..hopefully that can change and I can once again go back to finding the problems that we as a country need to be focused on in these days of conflict.
For almost 15 years the US has been engaged in all out war…..we can quibble what to term the actions taken…..but war is war….matters not how we cut it.
After the attacks of 9/11 we have decided that we should meet the ‘enemy’ on their ground not ours…….in essence we will go after them wherever they hide……..after two major wars and countless lesser ones……….the military is being called on to do more and more
ISIS has become a threat and we have jumped on them with both feet while eyeing the problems in Libya and Yemen and the rise of ISIS there. Then we get word that Boko Haram in Nigeria has allied itself with ISIS and the US feels it must respond……
From the Marine Times…….
Marines could play an important role in containing — if not defeating — Boko Haram, according to a new study published just days after the radical organization announced its allegiance to the Islamic State group.
The study was commissioned by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, and was conducted by the CNA Corporation. It proposes ways to defeat Boko Haram within the confines of what its authors describe as a complicated relationship between Washington and Nigeria.
The strategy proposed by CNA to combat the group includes the short-term goal of working with Nigeria’s neighbors to contain Boko Haram, all the while advocating for a “whole of governance” or counter insurgency approach to eventually dismantle it.
Yet another country for US troops to operate within…..there is Somalia, Ukraine, most of Eastern Europe and now ass deep in Nigeria….US forces are being spread a bit then for an all volunteer force.
What shall we term this expansion of military force? National security? American exceptionalism? Hubris? Surely there is a term that describes this intrusion into other countries matters.
How long can we be expected to keep this push up?
Now ask yourself……who does this intrusion actually benefit?
Is it the American homeland? Or is it possibly the special interests within the Pentagon and White House?
If this exercise continues, and I believe it will, how long before the all volunteer military starts losing more people than it can recruit? The more conflicts we are involved in the more demand on troops to carry out the policies. When that occurs how long will it be before the propaganda machine (read media) starts making the positive case for a re-reinstatement of the draft?
You think it is a silly idea? Keep in mind that we now have combat ready troops in every continent of the globe…..if there were the 1950’s the world would see this as a form of imperialism in a bid to control the world……so what changed that makes all this acceptable?
The American people are asleep and shall awaken only when something monumental occurs………like a return of the DRAFT!