Extraterritorial and major domestic deployments have been a U.S. obsession and problem since 1775.
Funding both sides of the war to maximize extraterritorial gains is popular and can typically receive large support at home when properly executed (because the supporters are patriots, of course, and they love their country and stuff like that).
It's comforting, maybe, because it resembles the same familiar left/right facade seen in our democracy, known elsewhere around the word as fascism: a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology that seeks to organize the nation according to corporatist perspectives, values, and systems including the political system and the economy.
"The music from the telescreen stopped and a voice took over. Winston raised his head to listen. No bulletins from the front, however. It was merely a brief announcement from the Ministry of Plenty. In the preceding quarter, it appeared, the Tenth Three-Year Plan's quota for bootlaces had been over-fulfilled by 98 per cent. "http://abcnews.go.com/WN/Afghanistan/united-states-military-funding-taliban-afghanistan/story?id=10980527