The Last Time America Won a War, Decisively Was In 1945: Ukraine Isn’t About To Change This Historical Truth

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readFeb 27, 2024

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The United States of America is a serial loser.

If all you knew about world history was from Hollywood blockbusters, you are more than likely to take a very different view on this subject.

But it is worth pointing out that It has lost too many wars than it is prepared to admit or come to terms with.

The Vietnam war was a resounding failure and whatever lessons there were to learn from its humiliation in Indo-China, clearly weren’t learnt and this set the stage for everything which took place in the intervening decades.

The second gulf war, which was meant to bring closure to what it had failed to do in the first, which was to oust Saddam Hussein, has led to the disintegration of a nation-state.

While this article will never valorize the erstwhile strongman of Iraq, given the very many crimes which he had committed against his own people during his reign, our man did manage to keep the country on an even-keel for the longest time.

Afghanistan is another one of its losses.

In the aftermath of 9/11, America did have carte blanche to go to the furthest ends of the earth to destroy…



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible