Mattis: We Haven’t Gotten a Military Intervention Right Since Desert Storm

During a portion of an interview with PBS’ “Firing Line” released on Tuesday, former Defense Secretary James Mattis discussed the importance of an end state for military interventions and stated that the United States hasn’t undertaken a military intervention that it got right since Operation Desert Storm.

Host Margaret Hoover asked Mattis about his praise of Operation Desert Storm for having a clear end state and whether there is “a recent example, after Desert Storm, where we have gotten it right?”

Mattis responded, “I don’t believe so, right now, in terms of military interventions, no.”

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