In Reply to: If your name is 'War is evil' why are you in the Army?? posted by Curious on April 09, 2003 at 19:58:32:
Good question, it is sad that many people see War and the Military as the same thing. They aren't.
A country needs a army for self-defence, even if they do not plan to go to war. A perfect example of this is Switzerland, they are probably one of the most peaceful, non-imperialistic nations in Europe, yet they have one of the most respected armed forces in the World. This was the main reason that Hitler never attacked them, he was too scared of the consequences.
I would like to see America use it's military forces the same way, as a deterent to aggression, NOT as a tool to enable aggression. This is what we are seeing now.