This is a topic I feel incredibly strongly about but I have an insanely unpopular opinion. Honestly, my ex was in the army and his upcoming deployment literally ruined the entire two years we had together before he even left because it was a constant presence in our lives. I ll admit that s where my issues with the military stem from, but since then I ve been able to add to this a little more.
For example, let me start by saying that we should 100% run our military with the OPTION to deploy IF YOU WANT TO. I know what everyone will say- "no one would ever volunteer that s why they have to be forced into it." First of all, that sounds like you re talking about prison, not someone s allegedly admirable career. Second of all, its just plain false. I know many people who volunteer for every deployment they can because they aren t married with a family yet and like the money or they just plain like going over there with their buddies and think its fun. Maybe if another Hitler appears then fine but things being as it is why can t a person join for the career that DOESN T rip them from their families? I m sorry but dragging a new husband away from his pregnant wife and missing the birth of his first child is just WRONG. Especially now, with whatever the **** this excuse for a war that s still happening is, I can tell you my ex sat in Kuwait (which is apparently a completely normal and developed city) and skyped me from a ******* Starbucks. In my case it was fine but he had friends who missed the births of their children .... to sit in a Starbucks in some other country. I"m sorry but I think the military used to be huge and important but at this point its about ruining lives. They do what they want with other peoples lives just because they ******* can.