Evidence Shows American Foreign Policy Fails in Middle East

Evidence Shows American Foreign Policy Fails in Middle East
Wed Oct 12, 2016 16:23:04

Evidence shows that American Foreign Policy in Middle East has led to thousands of civilians dying, sectarian violence spreading in the Middle East and America's national security being afflicted.

According to Sputniknews defense analyst Daniel L. Davis wrote for the American Conservative about evidence confirming American Foreign policy failure in the Middle East and its influence on US national security.

"The evidence confirming the totality of our failure is breathtaking in scope and severity," he said. "A change in [Washington's] foreign policy is critically needed."

Davis, who retired from the US Army as a lieutenant colonel after 21 years of active service, listed several implications of Washington's foreign policy failures. Among other things, these include drone strikes and air raids killing civilians, aid workers and most recently the Syrian Arab Army servicemen in Deir ez-Zor.

The analyst also lambasted America's civilian and military leaders for their "unhealthy focus" on small-scale threats and small-scale counterinsurgency (COIN) warfare.

"It is discouraging to see the administration, Congress, and the Department of Defense fully tethered to the perpetual application of military power against small-scale threats. Terrorism definitely represents a threat to US interests, and we must defend against it. But the obsession with using major military assets on these relatively small-scale threats has not only failed to stem the threat, it has in part been responsible for expanding it," he noted.


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