Our leaders are increasingly cautious about using the ‘w’ word
When Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan after the 1941 Pearl Harbor attacks, it signified the last time the U.S. officially declared war.
Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Iraq: technically, those were not wars. Those conflicts, and other in between, are considered “Extended Military Engagements.”
Read More: The U.S. Doesn’t Declare War Anymore | TIME.
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