Since the Korean War the US has been in virtual continuous war….during Vietnam there was a movement to try and change that but then the government and the media has done a swell job at making the American people accept war and all its trappings……
This is a subject that few Americans want to think about….and if IST is any indication….few care little about what the American soldier must go through during and after combat…..
The American Conservative has taken a look at this subject……
Nominally, the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with its counterpart in the House of Representatives, provides oversight of U.S. military activities. Yet recently, the committee’s unacknowledged purpose seems to be avoiding the meaningful exercise of this role, especially when it comes to scrutinizing the nation’s commitment to armed conflicts like the ongoing Afghanistan War.
Oversight implies ownership. The Congress of the United States has no desire to own a war that is the longest in U.S. history, grows longer by the day, and shows no sign of ending anytime soon.
This subject is dear to me……and I will continue to bring it up and write about it as often as I can…..
Time for the American people to re-think the concept of perpetual war…..Congress is the agency that declares war and yet they have shirked their duty for over 15 years…it is time for them to return to doing the job they were elected to do….