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America getting weary of Afghan war

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U.S senator Elizabeth Warren in her recent interview has concurred with President Donald Trump over his aim to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Syria. An otherwise strong critique of Donald Trump, Warren believes that these wars are too costly and they do not have an end in sight which could really be termed as “a victory”.

“I think it is right to get our troops out of Syria and let me add, I think it is right to get our troops out of Afghanistan,” Massachusetts’ Democrat senator said. “I think that everybody who keeps saying, ‘No, no, no, we can’t do that (withdraw troops),’ in the defense establishment needs to explain what they think winning in those wars [looks] like and where the metrics are,” she further added.

On the occasion of announcement to run for the presidency, she took money hawks in Washington to cleaners stating that it is primarily the reason why she wants to reach the oval office.

However, she did criticize the way President Trump goes about the policy shifting via twitter and without consulting relevant aides within the White House and across the borders. “We actually need to plan this out and talk about it with our allies, how we ens­ure more safety and stability in the region,” she said.

Who is Elizabeth Warren?

A Democrat Senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren is by far the most significant figure from the Democrats to have announced her candidacy for the party ticket to the 2020 presidential elections. She is known as a fierce critic of President Donald Trump which extended to name calling for each other from both sides.

Senator Warren is a staunch critic of big banks, monopolistic capitalism and believes to stand for the American working class. On the occasion of announcement to run for the presidency, she took many hawks in Washington to cleaners stating that it is primarily the reason why she wants to reach the oval office. “The problem we’ve got right now in Washington is that it works great for those who’ve got money to buy influence, and I’m fighting against that,” Ms. Warren said. “And you bet it’s going to make a lot of people unhappy. But at the end of the day, I don’t go to Washington to work for them.”

Read more: Lets end the US war in Afghanistan: Senator Elizabeth Warren

With the likes of veteran Democrats like Bernie Sanders and former Vice President to Barak Obama, Joe Biden also eyeing 2020 elections, her chances of securing the Democrat nomination are quite thin, as many analysts have predicted.

What’s next for America in a Current Multipolar World?

Apparently, both major parties of the U.S political arena are against the U.S adventures and boots on the foreign soil. The reason might not be an ideological one  – of the free world respecting the sovereignty of states, but the fact that baggage which these campaigns have carried over the years is too much for any leader to endorse them for future.

The United States of America currently is on the transitional ride where people of color, immigrants and most importantly the millennials have started to make it to the Congress.

While it seems imminent –  an end to these campaigns does not necessarily mean that the global influence of the USA would vanish all of a sudden. But it would help those global powers who have kept a low profile for a long time to move in and fill the vacuum. Being a superpower in the world has a cost and apparently, the current and next tier of the U.S leadership is not willing to commit to this requisite economic and strategic expense.

Under the Presidency of Donald Trump, the manufacturing industry of the United States has boomed up to 700% compared to the entire 8 years of Barak Obama. But at the same time, America is more distant from its conventional western allies than ever in the known history of post-WWII world order. Resultantly, a united Europe, which always suited the U.S establishment for its own reasons, has now realized that it now needs to look after its own interests.

Read more: The illegality of Trump’s ‘Afghanistan war’

The United States of America currently is on the transitional ride where people of color, immigrants and most importantly the millennials have started to make it to the Congress. The aspiration which these groups are bringing along is quite different to what the USA for long has been standing upon. Therefore, gradually the world might get to see the USA, which might not be as isolationist as the post-WW-I but certainly not as adventurous an America as the world has seen in the last few decades.


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