That country seems to be engaged in a war at most of the time in it's history. Afghanistan is going to be wound down by the end of 2014 so what's next? Iran? Syria?
Of course there is the war on terror but can that really be called a war in it's own right? (a secondary issue)...
Is the reason America engages in war so often because it's a prerequisite for their political agenda on earth (the exportation of democracy loosely put). What some call Imperialism? 'America must remain a beacon of Democracy to all those who seek freedom' blah blah...the so-called stable transitioning of countries to democracy and so forth. Isn't the imposition of the american political system on others a restriction in itself indeed a constraint for those countries for which the US seeks to "liberate" in giving them self-determination??
OK folks keep it civil and correct me as you must but let's have a good discussion.