Caging the Dogs of War: How Major U.S. Neoimperialist Wars End
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of The Independent Review

National leaders decide whether to pursue war or peace based on their perceived interests, and those perceptions can change with public attitudes. As happened during the Korean and Vietnam wars, public disenchantment with mounting human—and especially economic—costs is the most likely reason that U.S. leaders would withdraw troops from Iraq.

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