Armed Humanitarians

Nathan Hodge looks at how our failure to establish peace in Iraq prompted a fundamental change in our foreign policy: shifting the U.S. military’s focus to counterinsurgency and the rebuilding of failed states. In less than a decade, foreign assistance has become militarized, and humanitarianism has been armed. Armed Humanitarians: The Rise of the Nation Builders follows this experiment in armed social work from Afghanistan and Iraq to Africa and Haiti.