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Winning the unwinnable war

America"s self-crippled response to Islamic totalitarianism

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Published by Lexington Books in Lanham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001,
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-,
  • Jihad,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East,
  • Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Elan Journo.
    ContributionsJourno, Elan, 1976-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6432 .W564 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23621828M
    ISBN 109780739135402, 9780739135419, 9780739135426
    LC Control Number2009025628

      That invasion began days after America entered the war. In Afghanistan time, that brings us to just April 4, Hamid Karzai hadn’t even been elected as president of Afghanistan yet. The Afghanistan War is unwinnable. Partnered with a corrupt and ineffective Afghan government, U.S. forces confront a robust and growing insurgency, substantively funded by skimmed American contracts. Why has America stopped winning wars? For nearly a century, up until the end of World War II in , America enjoyed a Golden Age of decisive military triumphs. And then suddenly, we stopped winning wars. The decades since have been a Dark Age of failures and stalemates-in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan-exposing our inability to change course after battlefield .


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Owing to the significant influence of Just War Theory and neoconservatism, /5(20). Winning the Unwinnable War is a collection of essays integrated in book form by its unifying subject: the war on Islamic theocratic terrorism, specifically how our ideas are driving our defeat, and how we can change course/5.

Winning the Unwinnable War, deals with the root of our catastrophic failure to deal with an enemy that has a vast, long, and unapologetic history of evangelism by the sword.

The west has lost its will to live, because we have been undermined at the root of our existence: we no longer believe we have the right to exist for our own sake/5(22).

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Winning the Unwinnable War shows how our own policy ideas led to 9/11 and then crippled our response in the Middle East, and it makes the case for an unsettling conclusion: By subordinating military victory to perverse, allegedly moral constraints, Washington’s policy has undermined our national security.

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“It was an Unwinnable War” George Ball was the Under Secretary of State for Economic and Agricultural Affairs in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He supported the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and served as U.S.

Ambassador to the United Nations inwhere he passionately criticized the Soviet. The Vietnam war continues to be the focus of intense controversy. While most people—liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, historians, pundits, and citizens alike—agree that the United States did not win the war, a vocal minority argue the opposite or debate why victory never came, attributing the quagmire to everything from domestic politics to the press.

What does it mean to win a moral victory. In the history, practice, and theory of war, this question yields few clear answers.

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They just want to be good. In order to be good, they just have to fight awhile and then leave.” ― Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke. tags: america, vietnam-war. “And in this moment, I realize one reason it's so great to have a best friend is sometimes, like right now, Cal.

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Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number:   Convinced that the war was unwinnable, he left the Pentagon in to head the World Bank. In the book, "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam," (Times Books, $), he is.

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For those of a younger age, Vietnam was a forgettable war. For many who fought in it, Vietnam was a damnable war. But for some of those who fought, it was always an unwinnable war. So says Vietnam veteran Bill Haponski, who served in several cavalry units starting inin his new book Autopsy of an Unwinnable War: Vietnam.

As he sees it.