In 1951, journalists who questioned the failing, undeclared war in Korea were accused of “giving aid and comfort to the enemy”. “The most comforting aspect of the war to the enemy”, retorted famed writer and WW2 veteran Robert Ruark, “has been our participation in it.”


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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) Pinned comment
A candid assessment of the Korean War, which applies also to other US led wars since then. And yet the US war machine hasn't learned its lesson. It seems the more they lose the less willing they are to change course.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to ashianeh (@ashianeh) Pinned comment
Indeed.
Perhaps a big caveat between now and back then in the 50's is the US international standing, which back then was in ascendency but not so much right now. Still the largest military in the world with no one remotely close to it.
Also the shifting of global economy and competition to the Pacific Rim and all the consequent pivotings.
Alas, Cheyne's curse of "Permanent Wars" seems to be the order of the day at the moment.
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