Ex USAF here; in time I've decided it's what is in people's hearts when they serve their country that counts, not what is happening on the worldwide or political front. Having served in the late 1960's, having been lucky enough to still be kicking around in my middle 60's, I see things much more in-depth now than I did all those years ago.
These days I may regret my country's involvement on several fronts over the years, but I've never regretted my reasons, as I saw them in my younger
years, for signing up.
Tonight I'll drink a toast to all who have attained Veteran status, & especially to all who would have attained it, had they made it that far.