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  •  One other advantage of "Outsourcing" (8+ / 0-)

    military functions is that it effectively legalizes all those things Armies aren't allowed to do.

    Want to torture?  Well, a few civilian consultants will take care of that for you!

    Want to do unauthorized raids on civilians?  Tweren't us! Twas Blackwater!  I mean, Xe!  I mean, Academi!

    It's really no surprise the current Army is hemorrhaging good soldiers at a rate that is ludicrous nowadays, to be replaced with expendable poor kids.

    Used to be that a soldier could support a family on their salary and not have to worry about things.

    Now you need to worry if you tear a sweater on deployment without proper paperwork, because there's another 50 bucks that you can't afford to pay.

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 12:22:08 PM PST

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