Remember, the war is going on. Still.*
What exactly is our objective in that theater of operations? How does it mesh with the larger strategy? Is the enemy still just the Taliban and what’s left of Al-Qaeda, or has ISIS supplanted them? And what of Iran?
How far is our national leadership– you know, the ones who control the military– willing to go to achieve its objectives? How many casualties are they willing to endure?
Can someone state and articulate the answers for me?
And may I finish by saying that I’m not interested in rhetorical venting or simple political venting. I am very much interested in striking at our enemies, good and hard and as far from home as we can. But I’m beginning to wonder if the leadership believes the same thing.
* I wonder if Bin Taqiyya will cry publicly about the dead SF trooper.