New Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel: Time to 'turn the page' on decade of war

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  • IndependentLiberal Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    The war on terror can never be won, only managed. The days of fighting terrorism with large numbers of boots on the ground, artillery, and motorized hardware are over. We now need to wage war against terrorism with surgical air strikes from aircraft carriers and upside their head Hellfire missiles fired from drones. We know we are winning when we are not getting hit while continuing to decimate our enemy’s leadership ability to strike back. While I don’t hold to the lunatic conspiracies of some of our own so called leaders, Benghazi would suggest that the war is not over!

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 7:11 a.m.

    "Under the reign of a republicon president."

    And Vice President who had previously been the Secretary of Defense.

    @Dont Tread

    Let me pose this question for you. What decides if a war on terror is won? How many more billions of dollars and American lives are to be spent?

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Feb. 27, 2013 7:48 p.m.

    "...But everyone should remember, that era ended on a clear skied day in September...".

    Under the reign of a republicon president.

  • Dont Tread Iron County, UT
    Feb. 27, 2013 6:17 p.m.

    Does anybody see history repeating here? The democrats want to erase the entire affair of the War on Terror and 9/11 and are establishing the same mentality, and the same defense cuts, as the Clinton years. Peace is the presence of justice, and not the absence of conflict. If we move on with a blind eye to the middle east, does that mean the War on Terror is over? Maybe for us. Not for them.
    We have moved from an era of solidarity against extremist aggression to an era of ending wars and not winning wars. We wanna go back to the happy go lucky days of peace through blind-eyed diplomacy, the era of Clinton? Go ahead. But everyone should remember, that era ended on a clear skied day in September.