With the biggest military budget in the world, the US has failed to win a single war in the 21th century. (I'm glad for that!) It is obvious that the US military itself is undergoing a period of moral decay, where young men who enlisted to defend their country with honor and dignity are gradually turning into crooks. Enough facts can be found to illustrate this notion, as there’s no shortage of war crimes that US servicemen have committed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and a number of other states. For instance, it has recently been revealed that the chief prosecutor of the ICC from Gambia, Fatou Bensouda, stated that members of the US armed forces inflicted “torture, cruel treatment, and offenses against the dignity of persons, in Afghan territory,” acts that qualify as war crimes. Not a single day goes by without revelations surrounding American soldiers engaged in drunk fights, drug smuggling, human trafficking and sexual violence. The number of drug addicts and those contemplating suicide has been increasing steadily over the years. It’s been revealed by the commander of the US Special Operations Command, Raymond A. Thomas III during a senate hearing that special forces operatives are unable to maintain the scale and frequency of the operations they were tasked to carry out after fifteen years of constant deployments. Men become mentally exhausted and prone to suicidal thoughts. A recent study ordered by the Pentagon revealed that the number of sex crimes committed across the US armed forces has been going through the roof year-after-year. (women should stay out of the military fighting units!) Many high-profile Japanese politicians refer to the ongoing US military presence in Japan as “Okinawa’s burden” because of rape scandals involving American soldiers. US forces stationed in the Polish town of Powidzki have recently outraged the local community by showing complete disregard to environmental protection requirements, established for Polish national parks. The local population would go so far as to create a special Facebook group to express their outrage: Say No to Trump’s Fort in Powidzki. There are signs of protest and outrage in all of the 180 locations where US overseas bases are located. https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/08/28/neo-the-not-so-subtle-moral-decay-of-the-us-military/ ---- This sure is a big problem and a stain on the USA! I feel for the boys. Fighting these endless and senseless wars destroys their best years of growth and creativity. I think it would be better to send old men out to fight. Most of the fighting is done anyway from an airplane, with drones or various vehicles. Physical prowess and agility is no longer necessary. Bespectacled, with hearing aid and false teeth armed balding and arthritic men would probably be welcomed by the so called "enemy" and given preferential treatment as a friend rather than foe.