Chomsky makes a good point about the war machine. A kind of imperative. When one target goes away - another will be found to replace it.
At all costs -- the war machine will be put to use. And as it grows in size the scale of military activity (aggression and covert action) will expand.
From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos
Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars