“Few Americans realize it, but our leaders who lack military experience tend to be more hawkish than leaders who have served in the military. In recent decades,e’ve had fewer veterans in the executive and legislative branches than at any point since World War II. As a result, we’ve grown increasingly willing to use military force abroad, and for a broader range of reasons. For example, we’re more willing today to intervene to prevent human-rights abuses. Leaders who are military veterans have been, on the whole, more reluctant to intervene in places like Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Haiti, Iraq, and now Libya.”    

Former Marine Capt. Matt Pottinger in TheDailyBeast.com