Here’s a quick bit on how Obama sees our military’s purpose:
Addressing nearly 1,000 graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, many of whom will likely head to war in Iraq and Afghanistan under his command, Mr. Obama said all hands are required to solve the world’s newest threats: terrorism, the spread of nuclear weapons, climate change and feeding and caring for a growing population.
Mr. Obama said the men and women who wear America’s uniform cannot bear that responsibility by themselves. "The rest of us must do our part," he said.
Set aside for the moment Obama’s predictable altruism and collectivism—of course he thinks that “the rest of us must do our part.” But what exactly does he think the military can do to impact climate change and “feeding and caring for a growing population.”
It bears consideration.