GenBanks in years of counter recruiting work I was pretty much forced to read and research into the various segments of rectuits and why they enlist, i.e. their motives. If you take the effort, you will emerge from the process sadder but wiser, Google for "propensity to enlist" and "youth attitudes" esp. the books at nap.edu.
Dear hardcore9427: this is a democracy and a large majority of Americans want the military OUT of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. Where is our democracy? Further vast majorities did NOT support the bank bailout and other fundamental, bedrock policies of our FASCIST government in WashingtonDC. Where do you stand brother?