Otherwise the USA would not have lost Vietnam.
America also lost iraq and afghanistan... not just vietnam.. as their long term goals were not accomplished. Clearly NATO failed their mission.
You need to motivate your population, show them that your war is legitimate and that you are not alone in this.
Actually americans dont give a rats ass if germany uk etc are involved. It doesnt matter to americans one bit. Bush didnt even mention polands help in afghanistan and Iraq and most americans dont even know that there were other countries involved. It was a token gesture to make themselves and us feel good. No different than participation trophies. Whether the uk poland germany etc were in iraq and afghanistan or not wouldve made zero difference.
Currently, Allied forces in Afghanistan consists roughly 50% out of Non-Americans).
Thats not something to be proud of. Afghanistan is a lost cause.... was and always will be...
Besides, if we look at the war in Afghanistan, other countries have provided and are still providing significant ressources, both military and financially.
Thats the difference between the western world and places like afghanistan - you give western peoples a pile of metal, they build a hummer, give them a pile of bricks they build a city.... give afghanis a $200k hummer theyll turn it into a pile of metal, build them a city they'll turn it into a pile of bricks...
The smarter leaders, like Trump and Putin, stick to just bombing the place and testing weapons with cool names like mother of all bombs on goat herders, the dumb ones like merkel keep giving them money and taking in their people despite the countless of rapes and terror attacks comitted by afghans including a few in the past few weeks. Then people in the bundestag boast how german troops set up schools - which was never part of the nato mission... and which only make them even more of a target especially if theres girls in that school.
Its the same as giving aid to somalia or helping liberians with the ebola outbreak. Its not gonna change sh1t. They don't even believe ebola exists (white mans rumor), pray to witch doctors when they feel sick and they sure as hell wont stop eating infected bush meat - even those who survived ebola. Better to spend the money elsewhere on a cause that isnt helpless..
Why anyone would want a bunch of mean, arrogant, moronic bullies trying to "protect" them
Because soldiers are supposed to be mean and arrogant. Would you rather have a bunch of pencilneck pansy soy boys more concerned about using the right gender pronoun and not offend anyone and generally hate or are scared of guns or a real man that is cocky, strong and loves guns? No wonder western europe has been thoroughly invaded - by third world migrants that arent even armed... and you think theyd manage russia by themselves? No way...