June 18, 2014

How Good Is the U.S. at Ending Wars?

David Stout, Time

The Associated Press

The U.S. has a mixed record when it comes to wrapping up conflicts, but one thing seems clear: pulling out suddenly, and totally, is never really a good idea

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