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A declaration of war is a formal declaration issued by a national government indicating that a state of war exists between that nation and another.

For the United States, Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution says "Congress shall have power to ... declare War".

Did we go to war with those countries? No, we faced no opposition against their governments or armies. We experienced some attacks by extremists and citizens specifically due to our presence in those countries which means these "wars" were extremely counter-productive as they only served to drain our money, military lives, and increase animosity of us from the middle east.

Should we have declared war on every nation they hailed from?

No, that's exactly what I'm arguing against because we claimed to be going in for one thing and did another. You don't go in to find insurgents and then kill entire families celebrating weddings with drone strikes. You don't brutishly kill innocent people and call it collateral damage. You don't invade another country, throw out their government, turn their nation into a war field, and then expect them to praise you for "spreading democracy."

I'm not quite sure why you're switching the topic to Chris Kyle now. You didn't mention him in your original post and I never mentioned him in mine, but you imply that I tricked you into a Constitutional debate. I never said Chris Kyle was a war criminal. I said the military as a whole shouldn't be considered heroic by default. It's a subject to subject basis and I will say that men like Chris Kyle who glorify their killings in a book most certainly don't deserve to be called heroes.

Having said that, I hope Mr. Kyle's family all the best and may he rest in peace.