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Debate Score:18
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Is the military good or bad?

I personally serve in the military and in some cases I believe we get put into situations we don't need to partake in, but in most instances it very necessary for our intervention. What are your guy's thoughts?

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We need to put the Islamic savages in their place.

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Best. argument. ever.

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Nearly all of the military people I know, or know about, do NOT want to be in war. This is seen from the bottom rank to the top.

On the basis of this one very large fact, I will contend that military's are good rather than bad.

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HarvardGrad(174) Disputed
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Then their lazy asses should've been attentive in school then they should've chose a career rout that best suited them instead of selling their soul to the government taking the easiest way out from true hard work- and you cannot tell me that they wished to enroll in the military to be significant all while opposing their jobs most essential basis. Lazy fucks wanted quick cash while moving no ass and I hope they go do their job and: protect and serve like the slaves they signed up to be, and then lose a limb- all in combat, of course.

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daver(1771) Disputed
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Your rant against our military men and women's motivation and level of education is simply baseless. Citation

P.S. If what we see here, truly represents your reasoning skills, may I suggest that you return to Harvard and demand a refund on your education. Hmmmmm

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Dragonite(3) Disputed
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I am also quite aware that most military people do not want to be in the war but personally i think having military ready at hand encourages war to occur more frequently that it should. Although in a modern world where there are terrorists and a lot of other threats, we should try out best to minimize the amount of resources we spend on military.

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It's great. You get to see the world and have a good chance to kill people.

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Unless you have strong military power,good defense,you can't expect to keep fighting against your hostile neighbours;more people must enroll in this noble profession;a sufficiently large budget must be allocated to this sector for proper implementation;Don't forget about the borderline schools requiring ultra-protection.

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Militay and war may be related, but they are not the same thing. From my perspectice, most of the problems in wars come from the administrative departments of goverment rather than the soldiers.

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Amritangshu(891) Clarified
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So you think it's bad as the problems erupt due to administrative failures for your statement doesn't really support an opinion.

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Without the military we would be at the mercy of the thugs in places like somalia. No we need a strong military to protect our interests. It is a shame that we have obama in charge though, he just sux's

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Depends on the implementation. There are many that do humanitarian work while not in an active conflict.

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Was the war in Iraq good....?

Did it resolve the Sunni Shia conflict and as soon as the US coalition pulled out the eye was taken off the ball and now there is Da'ish to contend with.

Political fears have kept Afghanistan in a state of war since the 19th Century with Britain, Russia and the US coalition.

Saudia Arabia has now taken the lead in the Yemen arranging a coalition to fight the rebels.

The Arab spring has turned into an Arab winter

Civil wars (Syria/Lebanon) can last for years sometimes decades with huge loses of innocent lives.

In the effort to stabilise areas of the world there is always the opportunity to create animosity and foreign policies and agencies can cause more harm than good

At the end of the day every country has to have a military because every other country has a military that maintains the status quo. Without them we would be vulnerable so for now here in the 21st century they are a necessity

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daver(1771) Disputed
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A military is neither good nor bad of its own. Defense can very often be seen as good while under attack. Offense can as well be seen a good when applied to a threat. The uses and purposes to which military's are put can most definitely be bad as well.

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The military teaches most people to kill. When veterans return home, those who have killed will face nightmares and most do not get the help they need in order to rid them of that mental perdition.

Side: Bad