For many decades, politicians have been telling the American people that the U.S. is the strongest nation on earth — the mighty protector of peace and democracy and human rights and freedom — and that our military is the strongest and most powerful.
But we keep losing wars — including our losses to poor nations such as Vietnam and Afghanistan.
The U.S. Empire is a sham — a “Potemkin Village” — but despite its gross ineffectiveness, both political parties vigorously fund more military violence.
When the U.S. clearly lost its 20-year war in Afghanistan, several savvy persons wrote articles such as these:
The decline and fall of the Roman… whoops!… American empire: By Tom Engelhardt – September 7, 2021 — https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/09/07/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-whoops-american-empire/
Another article about the collapsing U.S. empire: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/07/27/failed-us-empire-country-heading-exit?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email
Belief in America as the “Indispensible Nation” Is Bullshit—And Always Has Been. The United States has a war problem. And just about no one is keen to talk about it. Andrew Bacevich wrote this smart article, which was posted on August 5, 2021 by TomDispatch: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/08/05/belief-america-indispensible-nation-bullshit-and-always-has-been?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email
This article says American empire is dying from within. We’re suffering monumental problems but not offering real solutions, while we are caught up in a state of regression: https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/09/17/america-monumental-problems-no-solutions-caught-up-in-a-state-of-regression/
20 years after 9-11-2003, the U.S.’s “national security” policies are all screwed up. This link offers better strategies: https://www.brennancenter.org/series/911-20