What every candidate should know

October 29, 2014

Next year we'll celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. There have been several major wars in the intervening decades - Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq - and countless smaller conflicts. Thankfully, none of them were as monstrous in magnitude.

It is deeply disturbing, after all these years, to realize the possibility of a major war arising from the spiraling violence in the Middle East. What makes this talk so unsettling is its plausibility, and the knowledge that such a disastrous global struggle could have been averted if American leaders had pursued wiser security policies.


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