Obama does not accept war for what it is

In the Washington Post, AHS adviser Eliot Cohen explains why the Obama administration simply cannot accept that war is war:

"War is war. We may wish that it could be waged like an 18th-century duel, with exquisite protocols and rules, and scrupulously circumscribed uses of violence, but it stubbornly remains what it became in the 19th and 20th centuries: a ferocious struggle among nations."