article from Foreign Policy last month by LTG (Ret) Dave Barno is worth contemplating. I don't particularly like LTG Barno as I believe he is a truly arrogant guy (and one in many ways was the "Toxic"leader that the Army CofS has made such a crusade of eliminating - demeaning to subordinates and "right because his rank said so and you are a colonel and can't argue back " kind of a guy). But- he is undeniable a bright guy and I think this article does identify a real strain and concern for the US and its military- it's well worth reading. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/11/09/a_new_moral_compact?page=0,0 The question is though- how do you have a professional Army and yet have a draftee Army? And if you don't have a draftee Army- how do you ensure that the population is involved in the consequences of the decisions that they make?