It is now official beyond question. The senior ranks of the U.S.
military and foreign-policy leadership have now fully succumbed to the
belief that all problems in the Middle East and South Asia must include,
at their core, the application of lethal military power. No other
alternative is considered. Worse, the military solutions they advocate
have literally no chance of accomplishing the national objectives
sought. It is difficult to overstate the utter bankruptcy of a strategy
designed to bring peace to #Afghanistan based on sending large numbers of U.S. service members back into harm’s way.