Whirlibird, it gives me no pleasure of any sort to say this. I’m beyond sad to say that anyone believing our current military is mainly composed of our best and brightest, would have their reality gut-wrenchingly reconfigured if they spent some extended non-stop time, closely observing, on a major deployable military installation these days. This is a completely unsecure web site, open to the public on all quarters of the globe. Thus I will not share the changes I’ve witnessed over “just” the past quarter century, up close and personal, on a daily basis. It has brought me to private tears more than once.
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."