An ex-Air Force officer (at motherjones.com) exposes 7 reasons why war has become the norm for America. Scriber reminds you that Rachel Maddow covers the same ground in her book "Drift".
From Scriber: the move to a volunteer military was a disaster. It left 99% of the American people with no skin in the game. To survive as a responsible and responsive democracy we need a requirement for national service, military or otherwise.
BTW: lest you think I am blowing liberal smoke, I have a DD214 from the Vietnam Era to show you.