On the 16th anniversary of Afghanistan, see why we lost

War on Terror

Summary: On the 16th anniversary of the Afghanistan War, let's ask why our investment of much blood and money in the WOT has accomplished so little. Despite our weak foes. To see why, look at advice given our troops in 2006. It was bad advice. Obviously so at the time. But our hubris made it … Continue reading On the 16th anniversary of Afghanistan, see why we lost

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How We Learned Not To Care About Our Wars

War in the Middle East

Summary: Sunday's post discussed the price we pay for our wars in money and blood. Today Andrew Bachevich (Colonel, US Army, retired) explains how we have forgotten about these wars and the price paid -- and why we have forgotten. "How We Learned Not To Care About America's Wars." At TomDispatch, 5 October 2017. Introduction by … Continue reading How We Learned Not To Care About Our Wars

Remember that 9/11 was the most effective military op, ever

America burning on 9-11-01

Summary: Sixteen years later, with thousands of our troops dead in futile wars, few understand what happened on 9/11/01. It was a dagger at our minds, as are all effective 4GW ops. With a single strike al Qaeda changed America, the most powerful nation that the world has ever seen. Never before have so few changed … Continue reading Remember that 9/11 was the most effective military op, ever

The real significance of our drone war, and why you’ll hear little about it in Campaign 2016

Summary: Nothing shows the decay of the Republic like our drone wars, almost mindless killing -- now including execution of Americans by Presidential decree. To see how accustomed we've become to these steps to a new regime, this post looks at a typical story in the New York Times plus an analysis of it by … Continue reading The real significance of our drone war, and why you’ll hear little about it in Campaign 2016