Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power Setting & Symbolism

Rachel Maddow
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Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons were stockpiled during the Cold War in order to protect America against possible nuclear war with Russia. However, this war never came to fruition and these bombs continue to grow old in bunkers around the country.

Drones

Drones are remote operated planes that are used to commit assassinations from a safe distance. This are commonly used by the CIA to avoid scrutiny under Congress or the American people.

LOGCAP

LOGCAP, or Logistic Civilian Augmentation Program, is a program that allows the American government to use private industry to augment the military. These private interests have been used to provide anything from food service, housing, to private security and vehicle maintenance.

Abram's Total Force Policy

Under Abram's Total Force Policy, no conflict involving the military could proceed without calling up the Reserves and Guard. This was put in place in the hopes of avoiding the...

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