By Max R. Weller
Points to consider;
The United States has an all-volunteer military, and this is NOT going to change now.
Casualties in the War on Terror have NOT been high — despite the longevity of the conflict — compared to other wars in American history. See United States military casualties of war (several tables present the info in different ways, but the contrast is remarkable).
Unlike the Vietnam War, we have a clearly defined goal in the current War on Terror: Seek and destroy the terrorists wherever they may be found.
The United States has powerful allies today, including the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Israel, and the more moderate Arab states who are willing to facilitate allied efforts (as a matter of their own survival).
Most importantly, dead terrorists commit no further violence. This individual has plotted NO MORE cowardly attacks since a U. S. Navy SEAL put a bullet in his head: