anything less than what you describe is "unAmerican"
so if we apply your standard consistently, no war or US military action has EVER been up to your standards!
am I wrong?
Yes you are quite wrong.
then tell me what war/military action WAS up to your standards!
World War II.
if you give an example it will either be a "declared" war or not...either way, you have to explain why US governmnet killing in warfare is different for declared and non-declared 'war'
so let's hear it you know it all...let's apply your standard...it will fail b/c you are either a pacifist or it's a question of *when* to use lethal force...that's it
Read the US Constitution, it's quite obvious you never have.