Ignore the propaganda. See the Middle East through clear eyes.
Trump risks a potentially catastrophic conflict with Russia, with jihadist rule in Syria the likely result of victory. This is madness.
As we begin another cycle of wars, we owe it to ourselves & our soldiers to ask the big question: why do we keep losing? Here is an answer.
Summary: Trump has began his term by boosting the war in Afghanistan, just as Obama did. Accompanied by the usual happy talk. But this time we have 16 years of experience and good data. We will not be fooled again -- if we pay attention. We can end our mad wars. From 1979 to 1989, … Continue reading Dark secrets about our war in Afghanistan
Summary: Major Sjursen goes to the heart of our Long War, showing how our military remains haunted by the ghosts of Vietnam -- and how today's failures result from the tragically wrong lessons they learned from it. "The War That Never Ends (for the U.S. Military High Command) And It’s Not the War on Terror" … Continue reading How the ghosts of Vietnam haunt the War on Terror