Commitment Creep: The Danger of Treating U.S. Contractors as a ‘Tripwire’
The National Interest -

Charles Meire, James Siebens

Security, Middle East

America’s lack of strategic flexibility is why its tripwires must be clearly and carefully defined, and used sparingly. Unfortunately, the current administration has demonstrated an aversion to careful consideration and strategic thought, and this new policy drift will only further harm our credibility and interests abroad.

Over the past few weeks, the long-simmering tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated to the edge of...

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