Through out the history of our nation, since it?s founding in the fire of revolution in 1776, we have spent more time at war through either actual fighting or in proxy wars, than we have at peace.
We have fought wars against almost every major European power, including ones who are now our allies, such as Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, as well as nations that are still not so friendly such as Russia.
America?s conflicts 1798 to 2004
Security guards and an elderly man exchanged gun fire at the Holocaust Museum in DC. One Security guard and the gunman have been taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The gunman has been identified as 88 year old James Wenneker von Brunn who has ties to white supremacists groups and was jailed in the 1980′s for attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.