Originally posted by deeprivergal
They aren't as uniformed as they were in the days of Vietnam. They know more than you think.
That is exactly what I said.
The troops are not as stupid as some would have us believe. Troops are often cut off from the day to day reports and may not know what the big picture is, but you can't convince me that they don't know what is going on.
If you're engaged in day to day combat, you might not have the luxury of catching the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" everyday, but you have ways of catching up and, in fact, knowing more than the people at home.
My parents sent me an article telling more about the operation I was on than I knew at the time, but I knew things about the operation they will never understand.
[edit on 04/9/17 by GradyPhilpott]