It's called a volunteer army, you loon. Anyone who is mentally and physically fit can join our military. You talk a lot, but have you enlisted? Our volunteer military means nobody is there who does not want to be, and the result is the best military in the world. I do agree that we no longer have a proper concept of what war is. It is not a peace corp/law enforcement mission, but war is where you kill as much of the enemy, including women and children, as needed until the enemy unconditionally surrenders. Until and unless we go back to this definition of war, the Republic is doomed.