United States

The military route

Print edition : January 19, 2018

Donald Trump at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Youngstown, Ohio, in July 2017. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor touches down at Gwangju Air Base, South Korea, on December 2. The two countries launched joint military exercises in December, a week after North Korea said it had tested its most advanced missile. Photo: U.S. Air Force via Getty Images

U.S. Army General John Nicholson at a military exercise in Logar province, Afghanistan, on November 30, 2017. Photo: REUTERS

A homeless woman sleeps on the street on December 22, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Census data show that 40 million Americans—one in every eight Americans—live in poverty. Almost half that number live in what is known as “deep poverty”. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP

Philip Alston, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Photo: REUTERS

The National Security Strategy, a 55-page document that calls for an America First strategy, offers privileges to American corporations and sees the U.S. military force as the salvation for U.S. power.
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