Paul Lachine

Финансовый изоляционизм Америки

ДЕНВЕР. Терпение может быть достоинством, но это не обязательно так, если речь идет об американской внешней политике.

Давайте рассмотрим «длительную войну», смелую концепцию, принятую несколько лет назад для описания продолжающейся борьбы с терроризмом, незначительный прогресс на этом пути, который смогли реально достигнуть, и то огромное финансовое бремя, которое она возложит на будущее. Кроме того, существует и «реальная политика», исходящая из критерия практики и целесообразности, признающая неудачи, которые можно ожидать на этом пути («тяжелая утомительная работа», как назвал ее тогдашний министр обороны Дональд Рамсфельд).

Прежде всего, этот термин был попыткой донести до американцев, которые привыкли вести войну быстро и решительно (и настаивают на этом со времен Вьетнама), что необходимы долгосрочные пожертвования и финансовые расходы для того, чтобы победить в войне на выживание. Те, кто его предложил, также понимали, что война не будет ограничена только применением оружия, что также потребуются длительные усилия, охватывающие, как они говорят, «все правительство целиком», когда на объекты вслед за военными и полувоенными организациями приходят гражданские организации.

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