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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says the national security establishment has a perfect record of predicting where American wars will next break out.

“I would look to history to answer that question,” Gates told journalist Mike Allen Thursday when asked at Politico’s Playbook Cocktails forum what theater he thinks America’s next war will take place in. “And here’s the history. In the 40 years since Vietnam, we have a perfect record in predicting where we will use military force next: We’ve never once gotten it right. If you think about it from Grenada to Haiti to Somalia to Panama to Iraq twice to Afghanistan to Libya twice, the Balkans and so on — in not one of those cases did we have any hint six months ahead of the start of hostilities that we were going to have military forces in those places.”

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