The Long War...
That's what it's being called now. I feel that. It seems like we've been involved in this crap for decades now.
We're spending INSANE amounts of money on conventional warfare stuff like a new bomber when we are not fighting a conventional war. I agree that the military is just trying to feather its nest at this point, without spending any actual money to help our troops.
It does sound better than "The War on Terror" and is certainly more accurate, but I say we call it "The Loan War" because we'll be paying for it for a looooooong time.
Control the language and you control everything.