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Dave wrote:Realpolitik

[1] The purpose of our foreign policy should simply be to maximize our security, power, and wealth.

[2] The USA has pursued a foreign policy directly opposite of those aims since the mid-1930s.

[3] As I've grown older I've become very skeptical of military aggression, as even if our assaults on foreign countries were carried out in the national interest (they're not) the theoretical benefits are almost never worth the cost.

Allow me some remarks:

[1] all these purposes are in some kind compulsory for a government of a free state. It is worth to note that those can only be achieved by carefully balancing them in a international concert.

[2] if your posit was accurate, USA would be a very poor country with little influence. Quite the opposite is reality.
Nevertheless, there are more people in misery than in other developed countries.
But that is a consequence of internal politics and not a lack of successful foreign policy.

[3] That is very true.
Dress rehearsal for war is usually armed diplomacy that equals blackmail, and often is a fertilizer for devastating conflicts to come.

Greets hartmut
mikema63 wrote:What foreign policy philosophy do you subscribe to and how would you describe it?

I support an agricultural cooperative based upon the NAFTA charter with room at the table for Central American countries. I think that the pursuance of regional manufacturing chains is essential to the well-being of the United States as is an infrastructure that can facilitate the transition and offset of petroleum based plastic and timber products to those that are based in cellulose from crops such as corn and hemp. I also support intervention in Venezuela and increasing trade and infrastructure agreements with countries in the Western Hemisphere.

I am also of the belief that the US dollar as a reserve currency is on borrowed time and once this arrangement is over there will neither be the economic luxury nor the demand for US presence in the Middle East or Asia. As it is this nation has spent trillions of dollars over there in the past 30+ years and doesn't have much to show for it.

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