Mag14 Wrote:
Feb 08, 2013 2:03 AM
OK first off, General Dempsy is damned lucky that turret gunner Amanda didn't destroy him for slapping her leg which, for all the talk of equality, could easily be spun as sexual harassment. As far as citizen soldiers vs professional soldier and the need for the former, virtually all of our professional soldiers are citizen soldiers. And there is no division inherent in most Americans not serving during times when our borders are (militarily) completely secure and our overseas 'commitments' are unrelated to an existential threat*. ____________________ *The threat we face is quite serious, for all it is amorphous, but a) it doesn't threaten our existence and b) we're not particularly addressing it in the first place.