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Originally posted by 19872012
How would life be different?
Would we be safer or in more trouble?
Does the military do more harm or good?
At any point, it seems ridiculous to me that we spend more on defense than the rest of the world put together just to "defend our freedom". There's definitely something else going on.
Originally posted by fleetlord
Without the military, the United States would be a worthless shell of its former self. The homeland would probably be sacked and all our resources taken by whoever wants it. (Assuming that military includes militia and such) Governments around the world that the USA has defended with its constant threat of swift and relentless military action will collapse or face serious troubles. This includes Israel and South Korea, and who knows How many Central and South American nations. And with the absence of our force, then a new superpower will emerge, and who can say what they will want to do with the world?
Originally posted by wheresthetruth
The way I see it is, if it were not the US with such a military force, it would be someone else.