Patrick Buchanan: We Cannot Win a War Today for Two Reasons – Our $4 Trillion Gift to China and Our $7 Trillion Quagmire in the Middle East…

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Can U.S. fight 2 cold wars at once?

Pat Buchanan: ‘We have, for decades, been financing the buildup of a Communist China’

How did the United States, triumphant in the Cold War, find itself beset on so many fronts?

First, by intervening militarily and repeatedly in a Mideast where no vital U.S. interest was imperiled, and thereby ensnaring ourselves in that Muslim region’s forever war.

Second, by extending our NATO alliance deep into Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Baltics, thereby igniting a Cold War II with Russia.

Third, by nurturing China for decades before recognizing she was becoming a malevolent superpower whose Asian-Pacific ambitions could be realized only at the expense of friends of the United States.

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ROBERT STEELE: We do not have a “grand strategy” that harmonizes ends, ways, and means.  We have a government budget process optimized for looting the US Treasury and transferring wealth from the 99% to the 1%. A proper grand strategy focused on defending the USA and fostering peace with the world, and on prosperity at home, would at a minimum close all our military bases overseas and stop all taxpayer subsidies and payments to Israel and Arab dictators.

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Robert Steele: Reflections on The People’s Army, The Constitution, & Grand Strategy

Robert Steele: Grand Strategy, Global Reality, & Re-Inventing US National Security Centered on Re-Inventing the US Army

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