Yesterday, we marked the 10th anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In the 10 years since tanks rolled into Baghdad, much has, of course, changed. One particularly notable shift is the American public’s increasing aversion to large-scale military interventions. And with John Kerry and Chuck Hagel in top national security posts in the new administration, it may well be that this aversion will begin to translate into a shift in American military policy.
Check out this piece in the Huffington Post, authored by Center Chairman Lt. General Robert Gard and myself. In the piece, we take a look at how US military intervention and public attitudes have evolved since the Vietnam era, and ask whether the US will continue to keep fighting large-scale land wars in years to come.
The full piece is here.