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Old 12 December 2018, 18:23
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Originally Posted by Box View Post
Not only do the tools need to match the job - we also need to keep in mind that the military is made up of citizens.

If you have fucked up citizens - you are ultimately going to end up with a fucked up military and all of the reorganization in the galaxy will not help. Our current citizenry doesn't have the collective stomach to live such a reality.
I have to agree. I have a strong sense that everyone should serve without exception — especially the children of politicians. The Swiss system makes sense to me. Pare down the active duty side and draft everyone and you stay in the reserves until you are 60. It probably doesn't work both with the quality of our culture, but it seems like it would be a positive influence.
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