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The Pentagon Has a Small Coup Problem

Original story at The Nation• 4 mentions • 1 week ago

The Nation 1 week ago

 
Winning! It’s the White House watchword when it comes to the US armed forces. “We will give our military the tools you need to prevent war and, if required, to fight war and only do one thing—you know what that is? Win! Win!” President Donald Trump exclaimed earlier this year while standing aboard the new aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford. Since World War II, however, neither preventing nor winning wars have been among America’s strong suits. The nation has instead been embroiled in serial conflicts and interventions in which victories have been remarkably scarce, a trend that has only ...
 
 
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