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Andrei Martyanov — A Rather Expected Response

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American foreign policy realists and idealists both clueless about reality? Military analyst and former Soviet military officer Andrei Martyanov thinks so and gives reasons, the principal one being failure of academicians to understand the material systems involved in military science because they are not qualified to do so. So it is a matter of incompetent academics advising clueless politicians.This is especially poignant now that the US is trying to disengage from Afghanistan and Syria without admitting defeat and also preserving a position of dominant influence. The choice is to go all in, which is not politically viable in the US and also risks wider war in the region and beyond, or else continuing the pretense of being in control of the situation while losing to locals that are

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American foreign policy realists and idealists both clueless about reality? Military analyst and former Soviet military officer Andrei Martyanov thinks so and gives reasons, the principal one being failure of academicians to understand the material systems involved in military science because they are not qualified to do so. So it is a matter of incompetent academics advising clueless politicians.

This is especially poignant now that the US is trying to disengage from Afghanistan and Syria without admitting defeat and also preserving a position of dominant influence. The choice is to go all in, which is not politically viable in the US and also risks wider war in the region and beyond, or else continuing the pretense of being in control of the situation while losing to locals that are apparently too "stupid" to understand who they are contending with (snark).

Moreover, defeat in Vietnam, following the French, is a stark reminder of imperial overreach. And Afghanistan is known as the graveyard of empires. And no one since Genghis Khan as successfully taken on the land of the Russ.

At least the foreign policy realists realize that a hot war with Russia would not be in the US national interest, let alone the US being in a position to meet its objectives militarily, including an exit plan.

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Mike Norman is an economist and veteran trader whose career has spanned over 30 years on Wall Street. He is a former member and trader on the CME, NYMEX, COMEX and NYFE and he managed money for one of the largest hedge funds and ran a prop trading desk for Credit Suisse.

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