Video 7 in the Freedom Academy’s “Western Story” series hosted by Victor Davis Hanson
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The American way of war is an especially potent offshoot of the Western military tradition, one that traditionally has deployed overwhelming power to annihilate the enemy and bring the conflict to a quick conclusion. But Americans are restless and impatient, which gives an opening to enemies who can avoid pitched battles. They can defeat us by outlasting us – as happened in Vietnam, and may happen in Afghanistan.