Well, more accurately from John Glaser, a conservative “free-lance” journalist who has written for The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera English, The American Conservative, and The Daily Caller.
But how necessary is it, really, to continue to fight on one side of a stalemated civil war that has lasted for more than 60 years? Politicians in Washington insist it is in our vital national interest, but that is far from the truth.
To this day, the U.S. backs South Korea. Washington has security guarantees with Seoul obligating the U.S to go to war against South Korea’s enemies in the event conflict breaks out. Americans are told they must spend taxpayer money providing military aid and paying expensive operating costs for tens of thousands of U.S. troops so that South Korea is properly defended.
He seems to be particularly irked that an extra armored battalion from the 1st Cavalry Division will be deploying from Ft. Hood, Texas, to bolster the 28k troops already there. Any ways, at least in this article John pretty much sounds like a Doug Bandow clone so fans of Doug will immediately recognize Mr. Glaser’s tone.
John’s got a blog (hosted by antiwar.com) that could be interesting to neo-isolationiststhose who want America to largely withdraw from international affairs.
This I found quite interesting. John links to a Congressional report discussing the costs and benefits of continued American Empireability to react militarily to threats around the world and to sustain the military advantage it has earned as a result of winning World War II. Could be good reading to some.