Petraeus, to be sure, did not save the world, but a war-weary nation, starved of heroes, has latched onto him.
While Americans are war-weary, two-thirds think it is good to be engaged economically around the globe.
If a strike leads ineluctably toward the kinds of things Andrew discusses above, war-weary Americans won't forget how it started.
Already, Hezbollah faces image problems at home in war-weary Lebanon for its role backing Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria.
By its final chapter The Tender Soldier addresses head-on the unrealistic expectations—and limitations—of a war-weary superpower.
It was war-weary, and its weariness was not of apathy, but of exhaustion.
He saw the war-weary battalions returning to their toil, slaving to pay off the cost of their adventure.
Such an enterprise supplies what the war-weary world so greatly needs—the lan vital et cratur, to borrow Bergson's fine phrase.
For us, the Germans might cease from troubling and the war-weary be at rest, while we skipped back to any century we fancied.
The fact that Paris was only a ghost of her former 61self made no impression on war-weary troopers.