The Schizophrenia and Cost of Combat Withdrawal
BLUF: Last month we hated forever wars, this week we’re mad that we’re out of Syria.
Forever wars that lack end-states are folly. Since the US military is not institutionally capable of achieving our desired end-states in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc., it’s fair to ask, “Why are we there?”
In Sept 2019, the Democratic Presidential candidates agreed with me.
Lethality vs Facilitator
The Orientation Problem — It’s not that our forces are incapable of winning…