The article looks back at the Iraq War: the objectives, costs in lives and money, and results. Nothing went well, and that is putting it mildly. To avoid such foolish wars in the future, the US should reestablish military conscription.
The Afghan and Iraq wars should not be forgotten. There are important lessons to be learned from each. In this, the first of a 2-part series, I review the Afghan war – why the US went in and the outcome.
On the face of it, the Ukrainian situation is the most dangerous event for the world since the Cuban missile crisis: Russia pitted against the US with no easy out for either. But it will not escalate into a nuclear war. The US does not have the stomach for more war.