Comment: One Army is too many

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One Army is too many

While you are correct that any group of men commanded by a general is called an army, this being a generic term, we have in this country a Department of the Army, that term being singular, meaning the ground force. In the early days, the Department of Defense was more honestly named the Department of War. I argue that the Founding Fathers had a distinct revulsion to the concept of a permanent ground force. Take the Third Amendment, an entire Amendment constructed to prohibit U.S. troops on U.S. soil. If the Founders intended that America have permanent ground troops, they would not have made that Amendment. The U.S. Army is supposed to be temporary, raised only in response to an invasion of our land. And under no circumstances, ever, should the U.S. Army be stationed anyplace on the globe other than U.S. soil.