How could any army thrive in an increasingly anti-military culture such as ours? One that cares more for diversity and sexual-assault programs than winning wars.
The part that isn’t understandable is how the Army still sustains itself on volunteers. The volunteers, particularly in the combat arms of infantry, artillery and armor, must be seeking something other than martial respect. Could it be, in the abysmal Democrat economy, something as pathetic as the old “three hots and a cot?”
The American army hasn’t won a war of any significance since the Japanese surrendered in 1945. Not that it couldn’t. But the pols undercut it every time.