My answer to Can the USA "win" in Iraq?
Answer by Ken Larson:
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Winning must be redefined in view of the events in Iraq over the last 2 decades.
“MODERN WAR INSTITUTE AT WEST POINT”
“Victory’s been defeated; it’s time we recognized that and moved on to what we actually can accomplish.
We’ve reached the end of victory’s road, and at this juncture it’s time to embrace other terms, a less-loaded lexicon, like “strategic advantage,” “relative gain,” and “sustainable marginalization.”