America’s Forever War

On this edition of The Geopolitical Report, we take a look at a plan by President Donald Trump and his generals to expand the number of troops in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan despite Trump’s previous promise to not meddle in the Middle East. Despite Trump's pledge to get out of Afghanistan, his generals are pushing for an expansion of troops and a military “surge” in the country. We also take a look at Bush's generational war and Dick Cheney's warning that the war on terror will last decades. The Bush Doctrine of aggressive militarism was praised by leading neocons, including Max Boot, William Kristol, Robert Kagan, and John Bolton. Like Obama, Trump has adopted the neocon concept of forever war, but on his own terms.

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Show Notes

Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits

Trump's campaign pledges face collision in Afghanistan

Trump Has to Decide: 50,000 Troops to Afghanistan?

Trump may actually win the war against Islamic State

Iraqi PM in talks with Trump to keep US troops in Iraq after ISIS fight

Afghanistan peace talks: Taliban will not be attending 'futile' negotiations in Pakistan

Trump gives Pentagon power to determine U.S. troop levels in Iraq, Syria

U.S. Troop Level In Iraq To Grow

Pentagon Contradicts General On Iraq Occupation Force's Size

Neocons Want a Mulligan on Iraq

Can You Say 'Permanent Bases' [in Iraq] ?

President Bush's 2007 State of the Union Address

Cheney's grim vision: decades of war / Vice president says Bush policy aimed at long-term world threat

Seeking War to the End of the World

Republicans need to back up their complaints of the Iran nuclear deal

Syria's 'moderate rebels' to form a new alliance

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  1. Amber Sayman says:

    Thank you for this insightful and detailed video. I will follow you as best I can with the time I have, and support as much as I’m able. I am finishing up school right now, but when I graduate with my BA I’ll have plenty of time to study your work while I continue my education.

  2. Hard to say if there is more arrogance or ignorance of these people carving up the world like it’s theirs to carve up. As though there are no people in these territories, no life at all.

    I guess they themselves are dead on the inside.

  3. stan wasserman says:

    We will never see peace as long as we are kept slaves to Israel and their usury and hate. Notice how even now Israel is bombing Syria but treating ISIS troops in their hospitals. Since 1948 we have known nothing but war and the latest crusade in the middle east.

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