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Lessons from Germany's 'Spring Offensive'

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In our time, America has never quite determined its strategic aims in the nearly 17-year-old Afghan war. Is it to crush the Taliban? To build a democracy in Afghanistan? To rid the country of terrorist havens? To stop the opium trade? To make Afghanistan economically and militarily self-sufficient? To simply not lose? All these and more have been mentioned as American goals. The final battles of World War I will have their 100th anniversaries this year. But the lessons of how Germany almost won and then suddenly lost are ageless.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/world-war-one-german-spring-offensive-defeat-history-lessons/