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JPLeRouzic 44 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite

I recently finished reading "Call Sign Chaos" by James Mattis, and it was interesting reading his viewpoint on Iraq and Afghanistan. A common theme with the Bush and Obama administrations is that they would ignore the recommendations from military and intelligence advisors, and pick whichever option was the best for them politically. He said that these "bring the troops home" statements made by Biden are being done to pander to his base, and are causing these forever wars. By bringing most of the troops home, he can look good on TV, even though it means there isn't a military presence big enough to actually get anything done.

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