Please remember that the next time someone comes up with a clever scheme for how the United States can solve all of its problems through some swift and surgical military strike.

Not everyone prefers a 140 hour campaign. [Force level (enemy tech level)](http://ufopaedia.org/index.php/Advent%27s_Agenda_(LW2)#Force_Level/) rises at a fixed time interval. But the ability to keep trying something new also makes it harder for political leaders to conclude that the war just isn’t worth continuing, because there will always be someone telling them that they have a clever idea that will win the war. True, the Iraq war was a costly blunder, but the United States could have stayed in for another year or two or three if it absolutely had to.

XCOM 2's campaign seems cool but I decided just to jump into Long War 2 from the very start instead. would suddenly rethink their positions and help him get us out? If we get out of Afghanistan, we are told, al Qaeda will be emboldened, its recruitment will soar, and our allies around the world will conclude we are wimps and abandon us. This mod-mod replaces normal, classic, and impossible with "very easy, easy, and normal." When you’re very wealthy and very powerful, and when your national history is mostly one of great good fortune (e.g., like the United States), it is hard to believe that there are some military tasks that you may not be able to accomplish at an acceptable price tag. We expect our military services to focus on winning, and we want them to execute assigned missions with enthusiasm and dedication. Due to questionable political policies and decision-making, only sporadic and relatively ineffective use had been made of air power's ability to bring great force to bear quickly and decisively. The United States and its Air Force experienced a decade of frustration made more painful by the losses of its personnel killed, wounded, or taken prisoner. The costs may be far greater than the benefits, but great powers are rarely driven from the field by a complete military collapse, especially when they are fighting much weaker adversaries. Indeed, I’d argue that this is a general tendency in most wars of choice: they usually last longer than the people who launch them expect, and they usually cost a lot more. Fighting resolutely and courageously, the Air Force played the decisive role in forcing North Vietnam to the peace table in 1973. What goes for leaders goes for their subordinates too: was there any chance that the people who led Bush into Iraq (Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Feith, Rice et al.) When a deal sounds too good to be true, it usually is. When this happens, the only short-term problem is where to hold the victory parade and how many medals to give out. Yes, that is too long to a lot of people. Remember all those "benchmarks" the Bush administration developed for measuring progress in Iraq? Yeah, there's no mecs or gene mods in this game. Refresh and try again. Information in war is often ambiguous. Great powers can always fight on. by University Press of the Pacific, A War Too Long: The USAF In Southeast Asia 1961-1975.

Plus, the Pentagon is bound to worry that it will be blamed for failure, even if it wasn’t really their fault. Long War 2 is slow and drawn out.

Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published June 1st 2004 The missions seem to take too long because I am extra cautious not to lose my guys. You have more active a.i. y know that is what their civilian leaders want to hear. Average playthrough seems to be between 120-140 hours of play, and that's with the silly assumption that you figure out the game mechanics, don't make any first time big mistakes, and win your first campaign. You should've been seeing Vipers show up in April, Mutons in June, and MECs whenever the dark event for enemy EXO suits fired off. Exaggerated concern for "credibility." Level up mechanics is better. I haven't finished LW2 so I may be wrong, but: if missions pop up too slow, you'll need to put more resistance members on Intel.

Subordinates want to make themselves look good and are likely to spin their own performance in a positive light. None of this is to argue that great powers like the United States should never send troops in harm’s way, or that sometimes they have to fight on even when things aren’t going well. It’s About Economic Power.

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7. But I've been playing this game for a good 4-5 hours for the few days straight and I still am on the most basic tech so it feels like there is a lack of reward for the player.

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