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By Maynard S. Clark - 2 Sep 2012
In Reference to: 2 September 2012 - Peace: Many Branches, But One Root
I think that many (of us, too) think that unbridled powers of great destruction continue to operate, regardless of what we do, but that inaction is less desirable (and more undesirable) than focused action (though the downsides of a 'sitting class of warriors' is horrific to watch as it permeates society in so many ways).
Some talk of 'a professional military' as something that addresses these sociological and psychosocial concerns, but I'm unconvinced that this is the case.
Curious, in this past week's RNC, the US military was NOT evident as speakers (though John McCain and Condoleezza Rise were there to represent 'the Dick Cheney wing of the Republican Party').
I think you want to look at a broad phenomenon of arms dealing and arms buildup, which surely comes back to bite all of us. It's hard to do a policy analysis in one short readable sermon.
I'm glad that you are writing fresh material these days. It's far more timely and relevant.