Iraq, Afghanistan, and American Credibility: Historical Parallels, Part II

I signed off last week with the promise of more to come on the risk to American credibility worldwide of a U.S. failure, or even,  as Secretary of Defense Gates suggested, a perceived failure, in either Afghanistan or Iraq.  Gates has declared that either one would be “disastrous.”  I was in the process of examining the impact of the U.S. […]