Ghost ,
That is exactly the point . Goose stepping around on foreign soil is one thing for US Soldiers mentally . Its not their land , or their people .
If we downsize and force to concentrate on defending the US only , its a different ball game .
Where do American soldiers come from ? the general population .
Where are THEIR families ? In the general population .
What soil are they naturally more protective of ? Their soil .
The average grunt that is asked to do the dirty work is going to start to question things when asked to continually do things contrary to his beliefs . Especially when reminded by the population of the Oath sworn and that they are their own people . Propaganda only goes so far , especially when your seeing things with your own eyes that doesn’t jive with the propaganda .