According to Quartz, a Pew Research Center study found that the majority of veterans as well as the general public think that U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting. They have similar feelings about the U.S. military campaign in Syria.
About 65% of veterans think that the Iraq war was not worth fighting and a similar percentage of all adults agreed. Nearly 60% of veterans believed that the Afghanistan war was not worth fighting, and again, a similar percentage of all adults concurred.
U.S. troops are still located in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The survey also found a noteworthy partisan divide, as Republicans were more likely to say that the wars were worth the sacrifice. Still, the majority of Republicans believe both wars were not necessary. Republican veterans are the only ones surveyed to feel that the conflict in Syria is worth fighting.
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