Declare victory and get out

Invasions are always done for laudable reasons, but invaders are rarely prepared for the fallout.

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A CC-130 Hercules takes off during Operation Impact on Feb. 21, 2015.
Gar Pardy
Published: Wednesday, 02/24/2016 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 02/24/2016 1:55 am EST

As we confuse ourselves with tautological nonsense on the nature of the Canadian mission in Iraq and Syria—is it combat or something else?—it is easy to accept that Aeschylus, some 2,500 years ago, got it right.

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