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Veterans Day 2019: Trump Has It Right

This year as we recognize our veterans on Veterans Day let us take a look back at the original purposes Americans had in establishing a day commemorating veterans and remind ourselves that it was not war, but its cost, that was being commemorated, and that just maybe President Trump had it right when he said: “Great nations do not fight endless wars.”

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.

Bandow: To Celebrate Veterans Day Next Year, Decide Not to Fight Any More Foreign Wars

Washington policymakers should make foreign wars a thing of the past, no longer attempting to police the globe. Then Americans really could celebrate future Veterans Days.