Skip to comments.Signs That American Leadership Is on the Rebound
Posted on 04/16/2017 10:32:13 PM PDT by ForYourChildren
It's not just Trump's strike at Syria. A new generation of veterans in Congress, led by Mike Gallagher, are calling for a return to order.
After World War II, the United States created an international system aimed at preventing the kinds of catastrophic conflicts that consumed the first half of the 20th century. This system was underwritten by hard power such as the American nuclear arsenal and the NATO alliance. Yet, underneath those foundations, the American-backed order was really about maintaining norms of international behavior. Throughout the Cold War, successive administrations from both political parties realized that the United States had an indispensable role to play in enforcing rules of the road that led to a more just, humane, and free world.
Unfortunately, for much of the past decade, the American-backed international order has been under siege. Radical jihadists have sought to turn back the clock to medieval barbarity, rogue states like Iran and North Korea have pursued weapons of mass destruction, and aggressive powers like China and Russia have tested norms against territorial expansion. Yet in recent weeks, supporters of what scholar Robert Kagan has called "the world America made" have had cause for optimism.
For one, the Trump administration's strike against Syria's al-Shayrat airfield sent an important message that the United States would not tolerate the use of chemical weapons.
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
Neocons get off on vulgar displays of power.
Get back to me in two years. We made a good start. Now we need to trend.
Also mentioned in the article is the Russia/election nonsense.
Trump is doing what Obama should’ve done...But Trump is not taking BS....
The USA endure 8 long years of having a pansy in the White house. Caught once riding a woman’s bicycle, throwing a ball like a little girl, even had to photo shop 0bama shooting a shot gun. Michele probably has more down below than 0bama
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