I agree. We need to stay far removed from Syria, Iran,Pakistan, and any Arab/Israeli squabbles.War should be reserved for dire emergencies which represent a clear and present danger.
Absolutely, we should not commit to war unless we formally declare it and then once declared we should not end it without total victory!!!
Guys, I am not sure our country has the guts to commit to a declared war any longer. Too many people are too self involved.
Unless the enemy lands at Tybee, or Long Island or Long Beach, not that many people are interested. Even when the enemy lives among us, hi-jacks planes and kills thousands, most folks outside the blast zone lose interest very quickly. If that were not the case, our veteran-to-non-veteran ration would not be nearly 1-100.
Ever time we are attacked/provoked, I would if this will be the one we, as a nation, fail to respond to.