Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

I see a crisis to be exploited and we have to pounce (?), I mean fight back (too vitriolic?), I mean hit back (too close to violent imagery?) hard to keep our freedoms, yet once again.  You’d think freedom, once given, would be so easy to keep.  Never realized it, but it’s a constant struggle to maintain them.