America’s lost wars: overfunded, overhyped, and always over there

One of the finest military memoirs of any generation is Defeat Into Victory, British Field Marshal Sir William Slim’s perceptive account of World War II’s tortuous Burma campaign, which ended in a resounding victory over Japan. When America’s generals write their memoirs about their never-ending “war on terror,” they’d do well to choose a different title: Victory Into Defeat. […]