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lil  ·  104 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: [Trip Report] Combat Field Training 2017

Great post, noway. Here's the bit that jumped out on me:

    Actually though, we learned a lot from the SF guys about who our current enemy really is, and what our current wars really look like.

Did they happen to mention that the current administration might be the current enemy? Just wondering.




nowaypablo  ·  104 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Quite the opposite. The Army seems to agree with my initial opinion about Trump and whatever drama is captivating the media: it doesn't matter. The world isn't going to end because Trump said so. Everyone will do their job every day the best they can do it, and it's nobody's concern who's ranks and ranks above them attending an eyes-wide-shut party tonight.

Also, it's a strictly enforced rule that has to do with basic professionalism to not discuss personal political beliefs (or any other personal beliefs) in uniform. Which is a good thing, because just like in the civilian world-- although people tend to forget-- nobody cares about your opinion :D

Upperclass cadets take a lot of classes on military ethics, American politics, etc. that deal with issues you allude to, and I hope to gain more insight on that starting this year. But one thing to keep in mind is this: wars are political maneuvers, but they're not fought by politicians.