“Because these Americans are here at the direction of our civilian politicians, we are incurring a debt — a lifelong debt to the Americans serving in uniform here, to honor them and assume some public responsibility for them for the rest of their lives as veterans. Part of that responsibility, part of respecting that service, is understanding what exactly it is we are asking them to do here. Not just how much danger we’re putting them in, but why we’re doing it…” (>>)