Sebastian Junger: Why veterans miss war
Source: YouTube Video
Good overall talk by Sebastian. I'm not sure if I agree with the implication that helping veterans like war less will help "solve" war. Going to war is a not a military decision, it's a civilian decision (the US President). Military only provides the execution, not the decision making in going to war.
It must be frustrating to be in the military and take orders from a civilian.
It's been determined that this is the best arrangement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_control_of_the_military
One can't join the military and not be cool with being under civilian control. That's why the President is the commander in chief.
Thanks for that Wikipedia link.
What I find fascinating about that writeup is that the Founding Fathers did not want a standing army.
Yet here we are with a military industrial complex that goes out of its way to find reasons for war.
Even with -- especially with? -- a civilian commander.