However, when the military is sent somewhere, it is clear that it is the political leadership that orders them. The political and military leadership must decide what its political purpose is. Position cannot be changed midway. But US intervention in the Middle East in the last 30 years has failed miserably. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates called it ‘mission creep’. This policy of changing the goalposts midway ultimately makes winning the game impossible.
In many countries after 1945, the United States has shown failure in military operations. Among them, the failure in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria can be called a disaster. It has ruined the honor of the US military. At the same time, the question of how much military preparation and capability they have to stop real big rival states like China, Russia, Iran, North Korea has also been brought forward.