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We can fix the problems in our own country if we stop pissing away money and lives on other nations.
Originally posted by Nspekta
The country’s all-volunteer force has performed with great skill but after more than a decade of war “we’re running very, very hard and at a certain point you can’t expect it to go forever,” McChrystal said at a conference last month.
Originally posted by HawkeyeNation
I've been saying this for quite some time though...we need to start enlisting prisoners.
Originally posted by Imightknow
Here's the thing that people just don't seem to get, but the government is saying that by living FREELY in the United States (No one forces anyone to stay here) and enjoying the lifestyles the United States has to offer that in exchange if they call you to war you will go. That's the deal. No one is forcing you to like it, and no one is forcing you to stay in the United States.
Being a former veteran and a former Marine, I don't necessarily believe in a draft ANYMORE. I used to, back when men were still somewhat men and still the majority. Today MEN are the minority, most boys stay boys their whole lives, making decisions with their small heads and measuring themselves by how much they bench press instead of how they treat their wives and family or how ambitious they are in life to grow and evolve. Who's fault is this? Theirs or a soft society?
I would not want to fight next to people who are forced to be there, because I couldn't trust them with my life and in war you rely on your brothers. The Marine Corps knows this and this is what they train and instill.
So what's a solution? Well, a draft doesn't have to be combat related. People could be drafted into civil service roles, whether administrative or maybe building tanks on an assembly line. Service could mean a multitude of different things other then going to war.