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Originally posted by AlphaHumana
What do you mean "what about..." What exactly about them? The US has an all volunteer force. People join the military because they want to. They get paid to. The purpose of the military is the hurt people and break things in order for an enemy to bend to our will. It is our will to eliminate a present or future threat (against anything in particular, which by certain extension is ourselves.) Members of the military know that they may be injured. If you want a safe job, you work at HR Block in a cubicle, you don't enlist into the military... unless... (no, sorry, it's too easy.)