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inuitmonster
Dec. 28th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Just on the military failure machine - is this slightly unfair? It's not like the military are the people who pick which wars to fight.
nwhyte
Dec. 28th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
I think it should be considered as comparing and contrasting the relative investments in the military and other government services by policy-makers, who actually are the ones who choose which wars to fight, rather than (as I can see it might be read) a criticism of the soldiers per se.
emmzzi
Dec. 28th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
I love the Balsam story purely because he has an "arch nemesis." Cool.
drplokta
Dec. 28th, 2010 07:01 am (UTC)
The wars in Iraq (x2) and Afghanistan were walkover victories for the US (and allies), and by no means inconclusive, so they're actually batting 3.5 out of 5. They were also extremely short. The post-war occupations and then aid to the civil power have not gone so well. Basically, they're good at fighting wars and bad at acting as a police force.
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