The article you linked rings true and should be required reading!
War once was the last thing a nation wanted, but that fell apart perhaps beginning in Vietnam. Now war is just another industry that the profiteers work overtime to keep viable and growing - the Military Industrial Congressional Complex Prez/General Eisenhower warned us against now is a dominant force - the billions and trillions in profits to be made, the influence & corruption awarding contracts, the military careers made, a million jobs, all sustained by war and its adjucts, with the loses measured in lives, mostly innocent lives.
As Maj-Gen Smedley Butler wrote: "WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives." - "In World War I a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new
millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during World War II." Think of how much is being made now!
The potential of renegade conspirators who will flout civilian law and command to make damn sure there will always be a theatre of war somewhere - else their lives aren't worth living - the war-machine has gained a life of its own!
How far our so-called leaders have come from the words of Dwight Eisenhower: "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children." - Chance for Peace Speech 1953
Keep the faith!