Matthew Harwood


Washington DC-based writer Matthew Harwood discusses the RAND Corporation’s study – commissioned by the Army War College – that recommends a hybrid “Stability Police Force” to supplement U.S. military actions abroad, the placement of non-deployed SPF “police” in the U.S. Marshal’s Service to avoid conflicts with the Posse Comitatus Act, the blurred line between rules of engagement for the military and civilian police and how the addition of yet another tool for foreign intervention effectively lowers the barrier to conflict entry.

MP3 here. (28:14)

Matthew Harwood is a writer in Washington DC. His work has appeared in The Guardian (UK), The Washington Monthly,, The Huffington Post, The Columbia Journalism Review and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book about evangelical Christian rhetoric and aggressive US foreign policy.

2 thoughts on “Matthew Harwood”

  1. Heh. My short version for the diff between R & D foreign policy is that the Ds want to bomb them for humanitarian reasons too.

  2. there are plenty enough vfw's that speak foreign lingos. so, for instance, there are discontenteds from X that joined up with our military incursions. these could now be the new swat team overseas. if they go ape, we just need PR, as there will be no backlash at home.
    but wouldn't it be cheaper to just hire thugs to govern those countries rich in resources?

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