This is all about the money. We have not gone into a war to win since WW2. Now we go to war for the ones that make weapons to make money so wars need to last long. They really do not care about the men and women in the military.
One of the most annoying things about this is that the rich kids of those who profit dont die for this. Its the average or poor kid that goes to war for those corporations that get buried.
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")