God Bless the US Military
Americans expect more of their Military
than the Greeks did of their Gods.
Along with the assumption they will always
prevail, and bring overwhelming force to the Battle,
is the expectation they can dominate all domains.
In WWII the US faced a technologically superior
enemy the Germans, they had Jets, tiger tanks, Missiles,
nerve gas, even working on a Nuke. At that time civilians
were legitimate targets for both sides in the war.
The US even use atom bombs on Japan a mortal enemy.
Since that era the US Military has instituted a new paradigm.
Now civilian deaths are unacceptable, they not only don't
target civilians they try and avoid collateral damage.
The US has been engaged in a limited war for 10 yrs now.
In Afghanistan and Pakistan, invested 22 Billion dollars in
And while so engage have managed several actions in as
many as 5 other countries, and run humanitarian aid to Hatti
and Japan as well as aid in their Nuclear rector problems,
and in very short order, swung back to the Mediterranean
to provide cover, command and control to a policing action
in Libya even during an economic recession.
No other force on earth could provide that kind of service
in depth and on short order.
The US Military is truly remarkable, unique, a fine world
They helped defeat both Japan and Germany installed
democratic Governments and gave the countries back
to the people, NOT VERY IMPERIAL.
The world owes the US Military a 'thank you',
For its size and power it is remarkable free of
corruption, while it is subject to foibles of
the humans in its organization, and has found
the bad actors and punished them.
But because of the US Military the world
isn't run by Nazis or al qaeda.
The middle East in the middle of a re-birth,
its people clamoring for a form of democracy,
fairness and chance at the good life.
And while the US Government stumbles
with this new 'People paradigm' the US
Military stands ready to assist, protect and
aid the World.
And does a fine job at an impossible task.
The new learning curves, paradigms are difficult
and the Military takes them all on, adopting
to any situation, climate or domain.
History will show the US Military as an humanitarian
force of unequaled proportions and self checked power.
GeraldI salute all past, present an future members of the
US Military forces. SALUTE.
And thanks for making the world a safer place
for all to live.