US should learn lessons from past: Ryan Crocker
NEW YORK, July 29 (APP): The departing US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, has said that American policy makers need to learn the lessons of the recent past as they weigh military options for the future, including for Syria and Iran. Crocker, 63, the diplomat most associated with the invasions of Iraq and
Afghanistan, said in an interview with The New York Times, “Washington should remember the law of unintended consequences; recognize the limits of the United States’ actual capabilities; understand that getting out of a conflict once you are in can often be as destructive for the country as the original conflict.