Rachel Maddow’s Drift

Rachel Maddow’s book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power is a good narrative of how the US turned from a strong military superpower into a bloated military superpower, how the decision power to enter war shifted from country to commander-in-chief and of all the skirmishes, scandals and absurdities on the way. It’s very, very …

Swedish newspaper SvD Näringsliv reports that Greece has apparently just ordered 400 tanks from the United States (what?). Meanwhile Greece Just Bought 400 Tanks From The US It makes perfect sense. What does a country running out of money to pay its employees need? More tanks! (via @nullsummenspiel)