28 Jan '15, 9pm

Retired Generals: US Set For Failure in Iraq and Syria Without Clear Strategy

Retired Generals: US Set For Failure in Iraq and Syria Without Clear Strategy by Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Washington Post Without a clear strategy from the White House and the return of a robust defense budget, the United States is set for failures in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, argued former generals James Mattis and John Keane, as well as former admiral William Fallon in congressional testimony Tuesday. The United States “needs to come out from our reactive crouch and take a firm strategic stance in defense of our values,” Mattis, a former commander of U.S. Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. He went on to highlight the damage done by widespread budget cuts across the Department of Defense. “No foe in the field can wreck such havoc on our security that mindless sequestration is achieving today,” Mattis said. Referring to threats from Islamic State mil...

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