Cassi Creek: Like much of the populace, I am tired of seeing American troops injured or killed in wars that should never have begun. We’ve drawn our military forces down so far that many units no longer have time or money to properly maintain, refit, re-train, and recuperate from one deployment before they are flung outward into combat again.
Syria may well be a tipping point in our foreign policy. We are unlikely to obtain any support from the UN for intervention in the Syrian Civil War. NATO is essentially demonstrating that it has outlived its purpose.
We’ve painted our forces into a corner and they’re waiting for the order to march back into the meat grinder.