Small Wars Journal

"Peace" in Pieces: The Tragedy of Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan

"Peace" in Pieces: The Tragedy of Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan by Anthony H. Cordesman – Center for Strategic and International Studies

It is tempting to call most reporting on the wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan "blind and stupid." This, however, is unfair to journalists – whose job is primarily to report current news and not to speculate about its ultimate meaning or the future. The phrase "blind and stupid" should be applied to most policymakers, strategists, and think tank analysts who try to address these wars – people whose mission is not only to think about the future, but to propose credible solutions to emerging and easily foreseeable problems…

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