Endless wars create an endless stream of veterans, who as you see in “What I Want You To Know,” are left questioning whether their sacrifices led to something better.
Twenty years on, listening to panels bringing together American and Iraqi perspectives of the 2003 war demonstrated that there remain, in emerging American narratives at least, two very different Iraq wars.
They don’t tell us if if the ISIS operatives killed or detained were key players in the organization or low-level members who easily could be replaced,
The real inheritance of Pearl Harbor is that it shrank the world in terms of how Americans have thought about their national security ever since.
I believe that if Americans were really being honest on the issue, some might concede they actually miss the Cold War.
My strong sense is that the lesson in every subsequent administration has been to try and keep military action off the front pages as absolutely as much as possible.