After reading this article I just had to say that I enjoyed it very well. Your point of view and perspective of things makes one sit back and give thought on it. Now I can't say I agree with all of it, but I can also say I can't disagree either. I myself am a former Marine of 8 years and now work as a contractor for the US Army Reserves for the last 5 with 3 1/2 years in other Federal Civilian service. It's quite amazing how much the face of the military has changed since just 2000 and there are days I wonder if it is for the better or the worse. Thank you for a great read and food for thought.