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Andrew J. Bacevich

The failure of an all-volunteer military

By Andrew J. Bacevich
January 21, 2007

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"WAR IS the great auditor of institutions," the British historian Corelli Barnett has observed. In Iraq, the United States has undergone such an audit and been found wanting. The defects of basic US national security institutions stand exposed. Failure to correct those defects will only invite more Iraqs -- unnecessary wars that once begun prove unwinnable. (Full article: 781 words)

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