Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, if not before, it has become clear that the US government isn't crazy about being at peace. We're nearly always at war with something: nations, drugs, even the abstract concept of "terror." A country founded on the conquest of the Native American population is restlessly paranoid in the absence of real or perceived threats. We appear to be uncomfortable if we don't have an enemy within our sights.
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