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Poll: Most Americans Think Recent Wars Were Failures

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A new poll shows that three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures.

The Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans feel the United States was right to pull forces from the two countries.

Roughly three out of four Americans polled think that in hindsight, each war will be deemed as a “complete failure” or “more of a failure than success.”

The conflicts have consumed the nation for more than a decade and claimed the lives of 6,800 U.S. troops.

Americans surveyed in last month’s poll lack optimism about the future for either nation. Many felt things would worsen in each country in the coming year, and few believe there is much chance a stable democratic government will be established in either country.

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