My @Quora answer to What are the downsides of each branch of US military? http://qr.ae/7SdVVf
As a bit of background, I’m a Navy Veteran. I was in service from 1979 to 1983, and the patterns I call out were still in their infancy.
The Question at hand is: “What are the disadvantages of joining the military?”
You mean aside from the probability of getting shot, or bombed by the locals during a war for corporate profit and corporate dominance?
I should think the possibility of that alone would be enough.
If it’s not try these:
400 soldiers poisoned and given cancers from exposure to hexavalent chromium because a US Government Contractor “conveniently” didn’t tell their C.O. that there it was at the site…. they’re STILL fighting for VA COVERAGE!
Tens of thousands of x soldiers who got PTSD in Service being “conveniently” ignored by the VA and the Army and having to engage in a 3 to 10 year battle to get coverage… IF they are functional enough for that battle, AND they have the support system.
The STRONG probability that you will be put to use, not for the “good of the Nation”, but for the good of the multinational corporations who run our nation.
A GOOD chance that you will be forced, against your morals and judgement, to help kill good folks who are doing NO HARM to anyone back home…
A BETTER THAN FAIR chance that you’ll be forced to “reenlist” against your will, and have to do it all over again. I know one guy who was “Stop Lossed” 3 times for a total of 12 years when what he agreed to was 6.
Last; that your superiors will LIE TO YOU in order to get you to do all this… I (as an ex Navy man) strongly suspect that these last two are what’s driving the outrageous increase in military and ex military suicides.