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Biden forgets the other forever wars

6 4 17

"I stand here today, for the first time in 20 years, with the United States not at war," President Joe Biden declared at the United Nations General Assembly.

Yet mere hours before that speech, some 2,000 new U.S. troops assumed responsibility for the deployment of U.S. combat power in Iraq. The fact is, the U.S. remains at war, and Biden should devote more attention to ending U.S. involvement in other peripheral conflicts.

I unequivocally support Biden’s complete withdrawal from Afghanistan. But a broader point sustains. The U.S. should not use force unless at least three core conditions have been met.

First, there must be a clear, compelling, and imminent threat to national security. It isn’t enough that an adversary might, theoretically, pose a threat to us at some unknown point in the future. Going to war isn’t supposed to be........

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