The Skeptics

When It Comes to Foreign Policy, Hope Is Not a Strategy

Christopher Preble is vice president for defense and foreign-policy studies at the Cato Institute and the author of The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free.

Image: American vehicles drive on the outskirts of Qayyara, Iraq December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani/File Photo​