How We (US) Lost in Iraq and Afghanistan

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In summary: Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger is a retired Army lieutenant general who served as Deputy Special Operations Commander for Iraq and Afghanistan. His new book, Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, is a frank and critical assessment of the U.S. military's performance in the wars. Bolger contends that the military is ill-prepared for counterinsurgency warfare, and argues that the United States would be well served by creating another service, perhaps run out of State and not Defense, whose job is to build nations.
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Davephaelon said:
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Yes, I do oppose war, unless it's absolutely vital for the existence of your nation and your way of life, as was the case in World War 2. Had Winston Churchill been the leader of Britain and gone to Munich,instead of Chamberlain, it's entirely possible that World War 2 could have been averted.
By this standard, was it not the U.S. that started WWII by provoking Imperial Japan with the like of steel embargoes? Was it not the US which was responsible for Nazi Germany's aggression by making Nazi sympathizer Joe Kennedy ambassador to Great Britain?
 

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