After the US part fighting fascism in WWII ,military leaders had a far different vision of what war and “defense” actually meant than today’s sycophants.
General Dwignt Eisenhower warned against the Military Industrial Congressional Complex as first known to include a complicit Congress, and the great danger to our civilian nation and purposes. Those forces that put their own interests and the War-Machine ahead of our republic have come to control the nations direction. Eisenhower’s warning has proved so much more than accurate with the enormous mechanisms of war and arms manufacture, both now for-profit, becoming a commercial force that has subverted our nation, Congress, and media-manipulated public, to justify and support the destructive diversion of resources from critical civilian priorities to bloated military budget. That reality is no more obviously represented than by the trump regime’s war budget; only part of he fascist reality endless war is part of!
Eisenhowers Farewell Address warning read in part: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
“We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” - http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/ike.htm
Today the military has lost (or cashiered) people and voices that knew what disastrous consequences war brings to a nation and people. We are now witnessing the subversion of our nation that does endanger our liberties or democratic processes -!
The other warning by one of those extinct voices of experience and wisdom was Marine Maj-Gen Smedly Butler, author of “War is a Racket”, who 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.
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes." https://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html
Those two distinguished military men understood the dangers and reality of war; the threat it represents to our nation at this moment! We now hear only the corrupt voices of people with far lesser moral compass and dedication to country; those defending obscene budgets, profits, and subverting civilian governance and priorities through designed for-profit endless war!