Build up—gradually—to show our resolve

In Politico Magazine, AHS speaker Michael O'Hanlon suggests that what is most important in the new war on terror is to reverse the sense of America’s military disengagement and downsizing:

"It’s fair to say the world seems to be going up in flames, with a major great-power crisis over Ukraine in 2014, as well as a major meltdown in the Middle East. Meanwhile, the Afghanistan conflict remains America’s main actual war, even if it is largely forgotten at present."