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Quagmires and Wacky Personnel Policies Are Straining the All-Volunteer Military - Media Monitors Network (MMN)
"One problem is that when the U.S. is not fighting a war against what the American public perceives as a dire threat (for example, the Nazis and Imperial Japanese during World War II)--that is, the war is one of choice, such as Iraq or Vietnam--the nation is unwilling to make the sacrifices needed to win. In World War II, serving more than twelve months overseas was not an issue."