Excerpt from Chapter 10...page 235
In our modern time, there is no reason for America to ever start a war of any kind. Period. I have stated this numerous times and many people consider me to be a bit soft as a result of this pronunciation.
However, I do see the need to maintain a military and I do see the need on occasion to step in to rectify a situation that is out of hand though we look at that as our normal doctrine of “defend, free, enforce”.
The only reason in this era that America would initiate a military action that some might consider proactive is in terms of wars of conquest. Whether based on historical territorial disputes, or simply a desire by one country to expand its territory, this will never be tolerated by military means.
As was initiated with the US purchase of Kennedy and Newfoundland, growth can now be obtained by mutual negotiation and or legal claims by the newly established global courts of geography. As nationalism has become less and less of a driving force in the world, land transfers have become more and more a common occurrence and have rectified the situation whereby one region feels the need to invade another.
Finally, since the peace amnesty signed in Bangkok in 2030 regarding conflicts of this nature, land disputes have virtually dwindled away. Countries have accepted their territorial boundaries and now more or less peacefully operate within them.