30 Jan '14, 8pm

Poll: Grim assessment of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan: As two of the nation's longest wars finally end,... #airforce

Poll: Grim assessment of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan: As two of the nation's longest wars finally end,... #airforce

WASHINGTON — As two of the nation’s longest wars finally end, most Americans have concluded that neither achieved its goals. Those grim assessments in a USA Today/Pew Research Center poll underscore the erosion in support for the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and the loss of faith in the outcome of the wars, both launched in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The public’s soured attitudes may make it harder the next time a president tries to persuade Americans of the value of military action when it involves putting thousands of U.S. troops in harm’s way. In the survey: ■ On Iraq, Americans by 52 percent to 37 percent say the United States mostly failed to achieve its goals. That is a decidedly more negative view than in November 2011, when U.S. combat troops withdrew. Then, by 56 percent to 33 percent, those surveyed said the U.S. had mostly succeede...

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