Posted February 10, 2016 11:00 am by Comments

By Dan Zimmerman

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By Paul Brown

On December 14, 2008 President George W. Bush signed the US-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). At the time I was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, and I was in Iraq. I got to watch firsthand as our already restrictive rules of engagement became some how more restrictive. In front of my eyes, the war was ending, but the enemy we had fought so long had not actually been defeated. Truth be told, there was never any real chance that we would win, not when our elected leaders and their appointees chose not to commit to winning at all costs. Of course, a similar story has played out in Afghanistan . . .

as it did in virtually all of the major conflicts in which we have engaged over the last 70 years. US goes to war. US decides the war’s not worth winning. US leaves war. It happened in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and it will happen again in Syria or wherever else we decide to go next if we continue going to wars we do not commit to winning at all costs. Of course, readers at TTAG are no stranger to the concept …Read the Rest

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