It's hard to win a war when you restrict your options. However, in terms of what we are talking about here, I would suggest that the purpose of recent wars has not been to win. It's more to stuff the pockets of favored sectors of our population. Winning would end the chaos too soon. There would be too much money not spent that could further enrich the favored.
"The favored" = the multi-billionaires.
Members of Congress, the Feds, the cops, the justice system, and the media are only their liberally remunerated executive puppets. Corruption incarnate.
Democracy in 'the land of the free' is just a galaxy-sized sad joke. 'Voters' have no power whatsoever. 'The system' is rotten to the core. Time for a new revolution.