TCS: What Are They Volunteering For?
My latest TCS piece, “What Are They Volunteering For?” is up.
Soldiers sign up willing to make huge sacrifices, including putting their lives on the line. In exchange for this, we owe it to them to stop hiding the nature of this obligation from those who willingly volunteer for military duty. The military’s recruiting pitch, as displayed on their website, is incredibly misleading.
The United States has, since 1973, had an All-Volunteer military. It has worked superbly. Having only soldiers who want to be there and who have years of training has created the best fighting force the world has ever seen. For it to continue to work, however, we must make it clear to these people what they are volunteering for.
The rest is at the link.