The End of (Military) History?

Bacevich, Andrew J.; Engelhardt, Tom
http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2010/07/29/the-end-of-military-history/

Publisher:  Anti-War.com
Date Written:  30/07/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12045

If any overarching conclusion emerges from the Afghan and Iraq Wars (and from their Israeli equivalents), it's this: victory is a chimera. Counting on today's enemy to yield in the face of superior force makes about as much sense as buying lottery tickets to pay the mortgage: you better be really lucky.

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