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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


Abstract

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.



Other Independent Review articles by Robert Higgs
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    Spring 2014   The Salmon Trap: An Analogy for People’s Entrapment by the State
    Winter 2014   Worrisome Changes in U.S. Labor Force and Employment since 2007
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Volume 13 Number 2
Fall 2008

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