WW I

Lessons from Germany's 'Spring Offensive'

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In our time, America has never quite determined its strategic aims in the nearly 17-year-old Afghan war. Is it to crush the Taliban? To build a democracy in Afghanistan? To rid the country of terrorist havens? To stop the opium trade? To make Afghanistan economically and militarily self-sufficient? To simply not lose? All these and more have been mentioned as American goals. The final battles of World War I will have their 100th anniversaries this year. But the lessons of how Germany almost won and then suddenly lost are ageless.

Bandow: To Celebrate Veterans Day Next Year, Decide Not to Fight Any More Foreign Wars

Washington policymakers should make foreign wars a thing of the past, no longer attempting to police the globe. Then Americans really could celebrate future Veterans Days.