What Do Your Military Opinions Say About You?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

Here's a fact that is true whether you love the military or give it all the side-eye: nobody loves war. War is hell. It's the last resort, the option that has to be explored only in the most extreme of circumstances. Sure, it's glamorized in movies or on TV, but nobody who has actually experienced it is deluded by such things. 

War is about people being cut up, families losing members to death or simply to the chaos that can separate them, homes being destroyed, businesses closing and jobs disappearing. It's about everything a person has ever known and loved being torn away in the most brutal possible manner.

It may be counter-intuitive to some, but it's the very horror of war that makes it wise to have an effective military. Partly it's a matter of deterring invasion or illegal behavior that would require military intervention - that is, stopping at least some wars before they start. Partly it's because if you have the better military when you must fight, you fight on your own terms and you win faster. You also minimize civilian casualties and infrastructure damage. 

Lastly, it empowers the military to perform its humanitarian and day-to-day security missions, such as providing aid after natural disasters and preventing piracy on key trade routes. This is good for both ally, trading partner, and even enemies.

How do you feel about the way the military should be run, or how it should execute these very important duties? Tell us, and we'll figure out what sort of patriot you are!

Do you ever think of serving in the military?

Does the military offer enough training?

How do you feel about NATO?

Do you think khaki suits everyone?

If you see a soldier in the street, how do you feel?

Would you want your kids to join up?

Which American ally is the best one?

Which American ally is the least good one?

Which branch of the military is the most scary?

Which role in the military is the coolest?

How do you feel about women on the front line?

If you could remove US troops from one country they are currently in, which one would it be?

Should the US military be bound by the Geneva Convention and other international laws?

What does MOAB stand for?

Would you ever want to live on base if you were posted overseas?

Should there be conversation at breakfast in the mess?

What's the best reason to join the military?

What's the worst reason to join the military?

How long after you first see active combat are you no longer a rookie?

What's the worst thing you can do in uniform?

Should the US sign up to the International Criminal Court at the Hague?

Which sort of humanitarian mission are you especially proud of?

Is stopping pirates fit work for a soldier?

Would you ever get a military tattoo?

Do we take good enough care of our veterans?

Which hostile power is the biggest threat to US sovereignty just now?

How much military history is it proper for a soldier to know?

How do you feel about current military funding levels?

Which is the coolest military vehicle?

Should the draft exist?

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