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Lessons from costly wars past

18 March 2024

6:00 AM

18 March 2024

6:00 AM

Money is often a substitute for strategy in US foreign policy. We spent $2 trillion in Afghanistan, only to lose the country the minute our troops began to pull out. How much will it realistically cost, then, to beat Russia in Ukraine? Will the next $100 or $200 billion do the trick?

This is not a question that supporters of war-spending ask themselves.

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