Another “solid” investment in the Saigon of the no-longer aughts:

After Iraq’s armed forces were disbanded following the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the United States and its allies committed more than $25bn to training and building a new military.

And now we know just how awesome that’s working out.

…recent operations in the west on the Syrian border and around Falluja and Ramadi have suggested both serious political and operational shortcomings. The collapse of an estimated 30,000 forces in and around Mosul underlined a lack of morale and an apparently chaotic chain of command.

Good job ‘Murica — put it on the multi-trillion dollar tab!

So, when is the last helicopter leaving the future home of the Iranian Embassy?