Foreign Policy Blogging at OTB

I’ve just published a foreign policy-related post at Outside the Beltway:

War As Aspirational

A reaction to an op-ed by Andrew Bacevitch. I wish there were as much aversion to going to war as there is to being vicious enough to win them.

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    From the Becevitch piece: What then is to be done? That which Washington is least capable of undertaking: Those charged with formulating policy must think anew.

    This reminds me of a quote from Kissinger, something to the effect that those in government don’t create ideas, they consume them. The thinking was that those in government were too bust governing to be able to meaningfully reflect on the issues of the day. I suspect this is still true, but replace governing with fund raising, graft and running for office.

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