On this date July 9

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  1. baptistteacher

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    On this date July 9, 1951: President Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany.

    That was 6 years after the war ended. and it was a decisive victory. Currently in Afghanistan and Iraq we have no decisive victory, (if any victory at all) and we are loosing heart for the battle. Is this because in a "pulled punches war" there will never be any real victory? Are we tired not so much of war, as of a "Politically Correct" war, where our troops have their hands tied in so many ways?
     
  2. Salty

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    In WWII we fought against a country (ies).

    Currently, we are not fighting a country, but rather factions.
     
  3. billwald

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    HST was the last American president to win a war. Technically, maybe the last president to fight a war.
     

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