August 23, 2014

U.S. Entering New Era of Dirty Wars?

Russell Crandall, The American Interest

The Associated Press

Americans don’t always like to acknowledge it, but the U.S. has a long history of fighting so-called dirty wars. Perhaps rather than insisting we should never get involved in these conflicts, we should learn how to do so as cleanly and efficiently as possible.

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