Don’t misunderstand me. I don’t think a military should go unchecked. It was designed by the Constitution to always be under civilian control. However, I don’t think the military should have unreasonable restrictions upon them. If we aren’t going to let our military fight a war with everything it’s got, we shouldn’t fight the war.
Military force is an extreme measure that should be used in extreme circumstances only. But, if circumstances necessitate its use, it should be used to utterly defeat the enemy. War is hell. It should be hell. As such, we should try everything we can to avoid it. But, if we have to fight a war, we should rain such hell down upon the enemy so that the next potential enemy will do everything they can to avoid a war with us.