The Counterinsurgency Paradigm: How U.S. Politics Have Become Paramilitarized
Publisher: The Intercept
Date Written: 25/11/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23091
Bernard Harcourt argues in his recent book "The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens" that the same counterinsurgency paradigm of warfare used against post-9/11 enemies has now come to the US as the effective governing strategy.
Torture, indefinite detention, extraordinary renditions, record numbers of deportations, anti-Muslim sentiment, mass foreign and domestic surveillance, and even the killing of innocent family members of suspected terrorists all have a recent historical precedent... And steadily, all of the counterinsurgency tactics of these foreign wars have crept back home.