The point can be made that many people who join the military, even if "voluntarily", are kind of like "slaves". They do it because there is no other thing they can do; they are criminals, or they come from poor backgrounds; the military is how they can get ahead in life. Also, they are often seduced by less-than-honest recruiters and society's promotion of the military as glamarous.
Moreover, once they actually join the military, they are expected to be drones. They are indoctrinated into certain ways of thinking. Their humanity degrades. They are forced for more and more tours of duty, etc.
A dumb person puts a gun to your head and forces you to do something. A smart person engineers it so that you have no options left but to do that one thing...and then frames it as "he's making his own choice".
Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:
Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a
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