NATIONAL DEFENSE .-
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We should not forget that we all live in an
imperfect world, where many countries try to bully their wrong way of doing
these backward societies to correct their ways, international pressure -based only on words- may not
| We need a
strong military establishment. And so it does the rest of the Western
world, friends and allies. Although -in statistical
terms- the chance of having to declare a war to a superpower foe has been dramatically decreased during the last two decades, there are enough rebellious
dictators around the world that our guard should not be lowered.
Due to the fact that "dirty" nuclear-bombs and bio-threats can
originate from these awkward nations, it should be the duty of
the civilized world to get rid of the danger.|
- One way to do this would be to deter
the culprits from
doing the wrong thing, with a show of force. It is for that reason we
need a strong Defense.
- The other way would be deposing these
oppressors, eliminating their base of power. We could do this by helping
their countrymen to overthrow them. Or by annihilation of those bad fellows by
whichever means we find appropriate. If you ask me, I would say
that for the sake of humanity almost any means -for getting rid of these retrogrades- would be
|However, rather than large armies, I would be more
comfortable with small armies made up of professionals that use our latest and best
war techniques, strategies, and weaponry.|
|On the other hand, I believe that
military service could be a great way for many of our young citizens to
learn trades, as well as to have business-relevant experiences. The US
Armed Forces should pretty much be as a huge Community College. The
mother of them all. Therefore ...|
I am elected I would propose -or would support- large
armies only if for the
- general military education of the
populace (what could also be seen as a deterrent to our enemies), and
- job, training opportunity, and
"expansion of the mind" for our young citizens.
|I am a Veteran of the
Spanish Army, where I served thirty two years ago (Military
Police). For the most part it was a waste of time.
A few months
ago, my son Kelvin finished his military service in the US-Army Corps of
Engineers, and for the
most part, it was also a waste of time as well. I was shocked!.|
|Kelvin earned some
education-money, which he can now use to pursue college studies (I
got nothing for my days of service in the Spanish Army). But, in those two years that
spent in the US-Army he should have had an opportunity to learn Telecommunications, Computers, Software, the Internet, Engineering,... It seems
the only thing he learned was a couple of tricks in explosives, and how
to drive a truck.|
| As it happened to me years ago in
the Spanish Army, my son Kelvin got basically no relevant training
in the US Army that
would be marketable in today's society. A waste of time, waste of resources, and
of taxpayers money.|
| I will focus my efforts to make sure our
young soldiers come out of service with good, marketable skills. Either that, or small armies of high-tech professional soldiers.|
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