unwinnable


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unwinnable

(ʌnˈwɪnəbəl)
adj
1. not able to be won or achieved
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a seat in an election) not able to be taken from the incumbent or the incumbent's party
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Misleading the public and sending troops knowing that the war in Vietnam was unwinnable were something over which the powers that be did have control.
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, former UK special representative in Kabul, calls the conflict that cost 454 British lives and PS40 billion "A war that anyone with the slightest inclination to look facts in the face could have told us in 2001 was unwinnable.
Yet Cleaver's talent has won him case after seemingly unwinnable case, as well as the loyalty of his associates.
Even the military regime in Thailand has recognized its failure to reduce drug trafficking, calling it 'an unwinnable war.
Anyway, as a result of this hokum, we are now embroiled in an unwinnable war without end, but which may escalate to threaten each and every one of us.
To say ultimately this war is unwinnable by either side, there is never going to be a military [answer] - therefore there has to be a political dialogue.
The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts" Dominic Tierney, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, discussed his new book on how America can win future wars without compromising its basic values.
Inspired by Maria's resolve, Randol risks his job at a top California law firm to pursue the case, which everyone, including senior partner Sherman (Charles Dance), tells him is unwinnable.
The list is being interpreted as referring to those in seats that will not receive major backing due to them either being unwinnable or safe seats for rivals.
Because of your reckless decision to take part in an unwinnable war, this knife will not only slaughter Kenji, but will also carry on and cause carnage wherever your people are found.
A war with something so fragmented and uncontainable is unwinnable, unending and unaffordable.
Cantlie said: "After two disastrous and hugely unpopular wars, why is it that our governments appear so keen to get involved in yet another unwinnable conflict?