13 January 2021

Incompetence runs amok in the U.S. government


Is the U.S. government capable of exercising any degree of competence? Or has incompetence become the new standard? In terms of going to war, the last war America decisively won was World War II. Vietnam, Afghanistan and the second Iraq War were varying degrees of disaster. The incompetence in those wars was not asking the what next question.In Vietnam, the body count and killing our way to victory became the de facto strategy embodied by "search and destroy." The Afghan assault was to bring [...]