Second, be engaged in the political process. Demand that our elected representatives take ownership of these wars that they have started, chosen to continue, and paid for with taxpayer money. The 16-year-old war in Afghanistan is an undeclared war with no end in sight. This administration swears that this upcoming 17th year of war will somehow be different from the previous 16 years of war. But it won’t. Tell your representatives that, if they want America’s sons and daughters signing enlistment contracts, then you want to see them sign a proper declaration, and you want that declaration to include a clear definition of what success in the war should be.