Why today’s troops fear a new war is coming soon

Feb 2011
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Why today’s troops fear a new war is coming soon

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of all current military troops believe the United States will be drawn into a major war soon, a jarring rise in anxiety among service members worried about global instability in general and Russia and China in particular, according to a new Military Times poll of active-duty troops.
About 46 percent of troops who responded to the anonymous survey of currently serving Military Times readers said they believe the U.S. will be drawn into a new war within the next year. That’s a jarring increase from only about 5 percent who said the same thing in a similar poll conducted in September 2017.
Another 50 percent think the country will not end up in a major conflict during the next year. But that number is falling, down from more than two-thirds of those surveyed last fall who said a war was unlikely.
I hope they're wrong, but they are in a position to know.
 
Jan 2007
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Places like Syria are likely to set things off. Problem is Russia is just as well armed and has plenty of resources to back it up. It's not a Kosovo or Panama. We haven't even finished things in Iraq & Afghanistan.
 
Sep 2011
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Hopefully they (we all) won't feel so much that way after the new Congress takes office.

(or wait... that just might set it off!)

Wait and see if the man-baby has a bunch of golf scheduled in... oh... New Zealand...?

Thx :neutral:
 
Jan 2016
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Places like Syria are likely to set things off. Problem is Russia is just as well armed and has plenty of resources to back it up. It's not a Kosovo or Panama. We haven't even finished things in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Mr. Trump seems determined to withdraw from Syria, against the advice of his generals. So why would Syria set things off??

Much more likely would be a military confrontation with China in the South China Sea, which China seems to (incorrectly) think belongs to them. Next most likely would be an out-and-out war with Iran-----which might be a 'wag the dog' situation for Mr. Trump.
 
Oct 2015
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Mr. Trump seems determined to withdraw from Syria, against the advice of his generals. So why would Syria set things off??

Much more likely would be a military confrontation with China in the South China Sea, which China seems to (incorrectly) think belongs to them. Next most likely would be an out-and-out war with Iran-----which might be a 'wag the dog' situation for Mr. Trump.
Only if Iran starts a war with Israel.