My answer is yes and I cite:
1 – The first great democracy, Athens, was a military state that gained prominence through military conquest and used the spoils to promote the greatest culture of its time.
2 – Aristotle’s most illustrious student, Alexander, spread Hellenistic Civilization throughout the known world enrichening the lands he conquered.
3 – The Romans, most notably under Julius Caesar, further spread their Greek derived civilization, by military conquest, to the Western lands not reached by Alexander civilizing the barbarians of Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Portugal.
4 – The Prophet Mohamed spread his civilizing religion militarily.
5 – Charles Martel, at the battle of Tours, stopped the Muslim invasion that would have turned Western Europe into an Islamic Caliphate and destroyed Western Civilization forever.
6 – William Duke of Normandy conquered Anglo Saxon England enrichening the language and culture of those little islands to the point that English became both the language and wellspring of the democratic capitalism that has done the best job of all competing political systems of alleviating the miseries of the great masses of humanity while greatly enrichening them.
7 – The Medieval Wars of Religion reformed Christianity and removed the deadening heel of the political Papacy from the neck of Christian Europe.
8 - It was the American Colonists military prowess that allowed them to break free of the British Monarchy and create the greatest Democracy ever.
9 – The Civil War eliminated the “original sin” of slavery.
10 – World War I stopped the first German drive to enslave Europe.
11 – World War II stopped the second drive of Germany to enslave Europe and the drive of Imperial Japan to enslave all Asia.
12 – The Korean War stopped the advance of Communism in that peninsula.
13 – The Vietnam War stopped the advance of Communism in Southeast Asia.
14 – The gulf War liberated the Kuwaitis and removed a threat to the petroleum lifeline of Civilization.
15 – The Afghanistan War liberated her people from their Taliban and al Qaeda oppressors making America and the World safer.
16 – The Iraq War liberated her people from a murdering despot, removed an al Qaeda ally and source of WMDs from power making America and the World safer.
Therefore it should be clear that more good has been done by military prowess and war fighting ability than any other aspect of human character. Of course this awesome power is best directed by a legitimate democratic government ruled by enduring humanistic principles.
JOHN KERRY WOULD BE A DISASTER AS PRESIDENT BECAUSE he has no record or, more importantly, no advisors with a record of successfully conducting foreign policy because they are afraid of war and against war as an instrument of foreign policy.