I think it is safe to say that war is our worst enemy so entering war should be the last thing any nation does.
Prolonging any war should be the second last thing any nation does.
A report says that over 2,200 veterans died last year because they did not have health care coverage.
Not as many died in combat.
After war suicide stalks them as well.
If we avoid wars that can be avoided veterans will have been treated with the utmost respect, yes if we really respect them war will be avoided any time it can be.