War on the Cheap


Nice war you’ve got there — be a shame if anything was to happen to it:

The U.S. military is finally starting to train Iraqi troops to fight ISIS in restive Anbar province. But the program is just six weeks long, the Pentagon admitted Monday. American military officials privately concede that’s not nearly long enough to create a force capable of fending off the so-called Islamic State.

“Of course it is not enough. This is a confidence builder,” a senior defense official told The Daily Beast.


We fill our allies with “confidence” and then send them to battle without the proper training.

You’ll forgive me if I think this will not end well.


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