Why when it comes to the U.S. strategy on the nuclear deal, consistency is a fool’s game.
A military-first foreign policy didn’t work for the last Republican administration, and it’s not going to work for any of the party’s gun-totin’ presidential hopefuls.
Don’t get me wrong: I support the normalization of relations. But believing it can remake the regime in Havana is the worst kind of American exceptionalist fantasy.
And with the new appropriations bill it might just get away it.
Gordon Adams is a Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University and a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center. From 1993-97 he was the senior White House budget official for national security.