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September 5, 2013

"The problem with the American way of war is that, technologically, it can’t lose, but, in every other sense, it can’t win. "

The object of war is not to destroy the enemy’s tanks (or Russian helicopters) but his will.

And on that front America loses, always. The “unmatched” superpower cannot impose its will on Kabul kleptocrats, Pashtun goatherds, Egyptian generals, or Benghazi militia. There is no reason to believe Syria would be an exception to this rule. America’s inability to win ought to be a burning national question, but it’s not even being asked. -- Mark Steyn

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 5, 2013 10:57 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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