Thomas E. Ricks is the author of the bestselling Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq (2006) and its follow-up, The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006–2008 (2009); The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today (2012). I have read all of these books when they were published a decade ago and I wrote academic theses on this very subject (America's postwar conflicts) in Britain. America had not won many wars since World War II (Korea, Vietnam) because it was the Cold War against the Soviet Union, which was an American ally during World War II. North Koreans and North Vietnamese did receive Soviet aid. America could not use the ultimate weapon against them to win these wars as it feared a Soviet retaliatory strike. Communist China also played a role in preventing an American victory in Korea and Vietnam. America's failure to win postwar conflicts cannot be solely attributed to American military generals' individual qualities.
In this video, investigative reporter Azmat Khan and former US ambassador to Afghanistan Michael McKinley explain what the US military was actually doing in Afghanistan, what it got wrong, and why America’s long intervention there is considered a failure.
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