Who Listened?

Back in the day, there was an axiom, “Don’t get involved in a land war in Asia.”  Now after Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan the USA is broke and military victory elusive.

Outgoing secretary of defense Robert Gates caught the new reality best: “Any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined,’ as General MacArthur so delicately put it.”


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