Chickenhawk nation? A discussion we need to have

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.

So begins a compelling, intelligent conversation* in The Atlantic.

Reading James Fallows’ analysis, follow-up essays, and the responses from military veterans and others will take some time, but it will be well spent.

Here’s a link.

* The term “intelligent discussion” does not apply to most of the comments. Don’t waste your precious time there.

First published on MediumJanuary 18, 2015.

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