Right off the bat, I want to state I'm not talking about the entire history of the US armed forces. I'm talking about the modern US military. The surge proved one thing - the US military transformed itself, by sheer stupidity, into the underdog. The surge's very existence remains an explicit admission of failure. If events in Iraq proceeded in a better way, one wouldn't reccommend a surge in the first place. If things were going better, one wouldn't argue a need to maintain a surge. Obviously the military is not doing a good job. Only a biased, subjective twit would conclude otherwise. Five years and no Bin Laden. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq rage on. Nearing a trillion dollars in treasure spent and no end to the wars in sight. Iran, of all nations, has exploited the situation. In a cruel twist of fate to the Americans, Iran finds herself in a strengthened position then the mullah heads ever dreamed possible in 2003. And some think the US military has done a good job? My question is what the hell are they good at? With all seriousness, what the hell are they good at? Again, what is it Americans think the US military is good at? Firing $25 million dollar missles to kill two, maybe three low level insurgents and their infant children? Losing millions of dollars in Humvees to one dollar pipe bombs? The poor souls even failed to complete their main mission (catching Osama) before purposefully agreeing to, or going along with, creating another problem (the Iraq war). With all honestly, the current US military is really and I mean really capable of following the orders of people who don't know what they're doing. That much is certainly clear. I do really want to know, what the hell are these guys good at? Don't give me that patriotic garbage either. I want hard real world answers.