I ran across the following quote the other day:
My first thought was “B.S.; most threats to our freedom are internal (McCarthy and Jim Crow, anyone?) and are fought by the reporter, the campus organizer, etc., not by the military.” My second thought was, “How often does our military engage in conflicts where our freedoms as US citizens are really at stake?”
So the second thought is my question for the thread: How strong of a role does the military play in defending US freedoms?
A couple of comments to head this thread off from disaster (if that’s possible):
I am not asking how often our military defends *other * people’s freedoms. I imagine the French would have to admit that this happens sometimes, at least.
I am not anti-military, a pacifist, or a troll. I have a genuine question which I would like to see debated.