"The Armed Forces Need Another Top Gun"

Fitzpatrick, Kevin
January 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2006, Vol. 132 Issue 1, p71
Conference Proceeding
The article presents the author's views about the marketing military through films. While marketing the military through the movies might be an enticing concept, we might be better off with honest civilian leadership that had a coherent plan for Iraq instead of our current puzzling strategy, and the U.S. Congress that reads the Constitution and takes back its power to declare war. Today's young people are smart, brave and willing to serve their nation in the armed forces. They are also bright enough to watch the news reports in clear-eyed fashion, noting excessive tragic deaths in a poorly-planned war based on reasoning made from whole cloth.


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