Re: your use of the term "foe". WE here at Empire--i.e., the US--are the AGGRESSORS. And, according to the conclusions declared by the Nuremberg military tribunal military aggression is THE cardinal sin vis a vis international engagement. Said another way: we are the invading force in a sovereign nation which seeks to defend their domain--e.g., Viet Nam, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc., etc., etc.
Trump: Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power (Reuters)