Originally Posted by NoNameAtAll
United States Lost the war because they were making their stakes on bombs - rather than finding allies. Bombs are just boxes that kill - they will not rule the country you wish to capture. Bombs are important in right place and right time, but without the proper homework - they are useless.
Gotta have feet on the ground to clean up the mess, country building in its very nature, is very expensive, time consuming, and very very difficult to do, in this day and age, as far as I can see, the U.S. is the only power who endeavors into it.