DIMEFIL: Ukraine & Russia
I've been wondering how long it would take the War Hawks to raise their heads again. Despite all the claims, much to the chagrin of many, Pres Trump did not get us into a new war. Cue up the “here, hold my beer” comment from the Biden Administration.
First let's cover what the acronym DIMEFIL stands for in relation to National Power. It stands for Diplomatic, Information, Military, Economic, Financial, Intelligence and Law Enforcement elements of National Power.
Additionally, here are two words everyone needs to add to their vocabulary: irredentism & revanchism, when discussing disputes between countries.
- Irredentism – policy of advocating the restoration to a country and territory formerly belonging to it.
- Revanchism – a policy seeking to retaliate, recover lost territory.
Most of the talking heads on both sides of the political aisle are yelling: It's in our interest, we must protect democracy. What they can't adequately explain when questioned/scrutinized are:
- Why is it in America's interest?