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Strategic Culture Foundation
August 28, 2020
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The United States of America has been at war with somebody for much of its existence. Although it has won an absolute majority of them, there is a problem with the way America has waged its wars: very few of them have been against peers. America believes wars are easy, quick, profitable, successful. According to U.S. journalist Fred Reed, the American military’s normal procedure is to overestimate American power, underestimate the enemy, and misunderstand the kind of war it is getting into. Read more in Patrick Armstrong’s article.

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What Is America’s Experience With War?

The United States of America has been at war with somebody for much of its existence. Although it has won an absolute majority of them, there is a problem with the way America has waged its wars: very few of them have been against peers. America believes wars are easy, quick, profitable, successful. According to U.S. journalist Fred Reed, the American military’s normal procedure is to overestimate American power, underestimate the enemy, and misunderstand the kind of war it is getting into. Read more in Patrick Armstrong’s article.

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