Part of the wars purpose is to wear down BOTH sides, the "enemy" in the field (but not so much this time), and the Dem's domestic enemy, the mostly Scotts-Irish American Conservatives who ARE the back bone of our military. Remember this administration is building its OWN personal army of inner city black "youths", and why would THAT be needed, but to confront the existing army, or to do what the real military WONT do domestically. SO they are destroying the existing military, because they fear it. This destruction from the inside is common in history.
Read Machiavelli's "The Prince". Chapter 5 is MOST telling about the current situation.