The Counterinsurgency Paradigm: How U.S. Politics Have Become Paramilitarized

Scahill, Jeremy

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.
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