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Iraq War (2003-2011)

Don't expect quick end in terror fight

Don't expect quick end in terror fight

Expect to be in it for the long haul. More than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan has left Americans war-weary, but the reality is we are not even close to being finished. The U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters started this week, but anybody who thinks this will be a quick battle is fooling themselves. "I would think of it in terms of years," Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told USA Today. "This is not going to be something that is quick," President Obama cautioned Arab nations at the United Nations. The defeat of Islamic State probably won't come during Obama's time...