Bait-And-Switch: How Officials Perpetuate Bad Foreign Policy

Posted on AllSides March 23rd, 2021
From The Right
OPINION

Unscrupulous used car dealers could learn a trick or two from America’s foreign policy mandarins when it comes to bait-and-switch tactics. Repeatedly, U.S. officials have invoked a specific justification—frequently an emotionally charged one with wide appeal—to obtain congressional and public support for a military intervention or other questionable policy initiative. When the original justification subsequently proves to be bogus, exaggerated, or no longer applicable, they simply create a new rationale to justify continuing the mission.

That tactic is especially evident with respect to the seemingly endless war in Afghanistan. U.S....

Read full story

The American Conservative

AllSides Media Bias Rating: Right
AllSides Media Bias Rating: Right
106709/84317
See full bias rating for The American Conservative
Learn about media bias
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/bait-and-switch-how-u-s-officials-perpetuate-bad-foreign-policy-missions/

More News about Foreign Policy from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right