"The real reason the military likes 18-19 year olds is because they are easier to condition. In other words 19 year olds will accept orders that 25 year olds would laugh at."
That's where I was trying to go with this. Butterbars would be taking regular a$$whoopin's, at least.
I have long thought that anybody (but most importantly the politicians that vote for it) that believes strongly enough in the need for a War and would commit others to it should be in front line combat units with all male members of their family old enough to vote, as Privates. For the duration. No deferments. No exceptions.
It's galling that the rich people that get richer from "War" face no danger from it. What other than their altruism (cough, cough) would stop these powerful people from encouraging War?