Discuss: Your U.S. History Book Is Crying: 5 Worst U.S. Military Defeats Ever

Your U.S. History Book Is Crying: 5 Worst U.S. Military Defeats Ever

James Jay Carafano History, America might be a superpower, but that does not mean it can't lose on the battlefield.  Key Point: America might be a superpower, but that does not mean it can't lose on the battlefield.  Defeat can be an integral instrument of victory. War is a competition between thinking, scheming, determined adversaries. Gaining a decisive advantage over the enemy is the ultimate high-ground. Sometimes this critical competitive edge comes from losing battles—when the loss...

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