"If the United States remains in combat in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria until
the end of Mr. Obama’s term — a near-certainty given the president’s recent
announcement that he will send 250 additional Special Operations forces to
Syria — he will leave behind an improbable legacy as the only president in
American history to serve two complete terms with the nation at war."
Zunger's commentary on the issues of unacknowledged chronic war is spot on:
"The United States has been at war continuously since 2001, and by most
metrics, this is the longest war in our history – with no signs of ending
anytime soon. But it's a profoundly different kind of war experience for
several reasons, and this article (almost accidentally) gives an interesting
perspective on that."
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