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Hawks seek revival with new group

Fresh from his great success at regime change as Donald Trump’s Special Envoy for both Venezuela and Iran, neoconservative hero Elliott Abrams took to the oped (some say comics) page of the Wall Street Journal to announce the creation of “A New Coalition to Advance U.S. Global Interests“ dedicated to the proposition that the United States must maintain its post-World War II role as “superpower leader of the free world” and “the most powerful and influential nation in the world.”

Called the “Vandenberg Coalition” in honor of the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who provided critical backing for President Truman’s Atlanticist and globalist agenda after World War II, this new coalition appears at first blush to be the latest reincarnation of the Project for the New American Century, a letterhead organization headed by Bill Kristol and Bob Kagan, that did so much to promote the U.S. invasion of Iraq in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. PNAC, which effectively died in 2006 as Iraq sunk into a vicious counter-insurgency and civil war, was succeeded in turn by the Foreign Policy Initiative in 2009 (initially to promote the “Surge” in Iraq) and persisted, if somewhat feebly, until 2017 and the advent of Donald Trump.