It is no longer fashionable to die for one's country. Contemporary society honors the living. The last war fought to save America, World War II, was under way 50 years ago. The boys who were 20 then are now 70 if they survive.
The United States has fought wars since then, in Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Kuwait and Iraq. Each was defended as in the national interest, but in none was that interest stated to be national survival. It is a long time since a young