The Independent Institute’s Anthony Gregory, a friend of Antiwar.com, has written a compelling new report tracking the foreign policy trends of the current administration and the last one. Comparing troop levels, U.S. fatality rates, and the financial burden of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars under Bush and Obama, Anthony makes the case that U.S. foreign policy has been roughly as aggressive and costly under both presidencies.
This is intuitive to many Antiwar.com readers, although the numbers he presents here are useful and informative.
The report also includes some discussion of Bush and Obama’s use of contractors, the Libya conflict, and miscellaneous aspects of U.S. war policies in the last decade. Well worth a look.