The Japanese leaders are/were students of the ancient Chinese book, "The Art of War". N. Viet Nam leaders were also students. The book says, "You may lose the battle, but you must never lose the war". Look at Japan, they only lost the battle, they actually won the war. Look at Viet Nam,, they lost many, many battles but they won the war.
Look at the economy of the US and its infra-structure, it looks like we lost the war.
We are financially BK and the president borrows money to give to countries that hate us. Our idiot leaders think the US is supposed to take care of the rest of the world.