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The world’s policeman retires

The era of expansive American foreign policy is almost over. We will miss it

By Tom Streithorst  

American soldiers in Fallujah in 2004. Ten years after the start of the the Iraq war, the US has become less eager to send troops abroad

Ten years ago, on 19th March 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without UN approval and with little sense. The architects of the war expected an easy victory that would reshape the Middle East in line with their desires. The mullahs in Tehran would be overthrown, Palestinians and Israelis would walk hand in hand, the Arab world would become both more…

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