Friday, April 21, 2017

Wisdom About War

Writing about American reluctance to become involved militarily overseas, Victor Davis Hanson opines for The Hoover Institution as follows:
The U.S. military can ultimately accomplish any mission it is asked. But increasingly, if deployed on the ground in tribal fighting, with legalistic and politically correct rules of engagement, in haphazard fashion or for political abstractions, and concerned more with global than U.S. interests, it will pay a cost that is more than Americans are willing to pay, and for a cause the public deems not worth the effort.
That sounds reasonable to COTTonLINE. Given our national unwillingness to do the near-genocidal slaughter necessary to defeat asymmetric warfare, we should avoid involvement therein.