An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 10, 2007

The Military

Filed under: U.S. Military — olbroad @ 2:21

This entry is to educate those who are totally clueless about the true purpose of the military.

A military or military force generally refers to a permanent, professional force of soldiers or guerrillas trained exclusively for the purpose of warfare. These military forces should be distinguished from a sanctioned militia or a levy, which are temporary forces of citizen soldiers with less training who are “called up” in wartime. A military can utilize conscription (the “draft”) or be made up of volunteers. In some cases, the term military is used more loosely to refer to any armed force.

Also:

As an adjective, “military” is a descriptive property of things related to soldiers and warfare. It also refers to such context dependent terms such as military reserves which may indicate an actual unit deployable on command or the general sense, of a nation-state’s reserve troops available to or eligible for duty in its armed forces. (emphasis added)

Now I may be as dumb as a box of rocks, but I see no where in those little snippets (or any where else, for that matter) about the military being kept safe, or for the purpose of getting an education, etc.  For those of you who would prefer to cower under your beds and prefer not to fight in a war, then by all means, don’t join any branch of the service.

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