It wasn’t until later that I realized how plainly this applied to larger conflicts as well. Governments that sprint toward international gunfire will tend to exhaust their treasuries, their liberties, their habitats, and their most valiant young men. Those who keep a safe distance from foreign conflicts tend to host laughing grandchildren in their home for Christmas.
Porter is always astute and never disappoints. Another factor is that according to the DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs we have been at war since August 2, 1990. There are some semantics and logistics to move around to create start and end times. However the simple fact is that we have tried intervention and regime change for twenty seven years.