"War readiness is a way of life in the United States, a phenomenon that permeates public life and social identity, yet is largely devoid of critical scrutiny." From “Just say No”: Organizing Against Militarism in Public Schools by Scott Harding and Research Associate Seth Kershner- available from the Fellowship of Reconciliation website here.
Besides critical scrutiny, I would contend that the phenomenon of perennial war readiness is largely devoid of any theological scrutiny as well - at least in many evangelical quarters. When was the last time the evangelical Christian community stood united in opposition to American involvement in foreign conflict? Has there ever been a time?
The voice of one crying in the wilderness. . . .
Be careful of being held captive.