Steve Pieczenik: Stop These Useless Wars!

Once again, we are confronted by the unexplained implant of American soldiers in distant lands where we do not belong. Nothing has been more exasperating for me and other military veterans than the deployment of American soldiers in 770+ bases in over 220 different countries. On top of that expansive network of wasted money, citizens are presented with a military fait-accompli where our kids are deployed into combat zones which have absolutely no national security value to the USA.

Witness the major military defeats of past/present centuries: Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Syria…We have become a major player in minor conflagrations which have been fostered by our rapacious military/industrial complex. Our well-intentioned military elites have been consistently mistaken in formulating any winning strategies or effective tactics.