According to a 2017 study published by military advocacy group Protect Our Defenders, found “significant racial disparity in the military justice system.”
Black members of the military are, “substantially more likely” than their white counterparts to be punished in four out of the five branches of the US armed forces.
The report also found that black military service members were as much as 2.61 times more likely than their white peers to face court-martial or non-judicial punishment in an average year…
As long as the burden of warfare is borne by a small portion of our citizenry we will be susceptible to fighting unnecessary wars. As long as our civilians feel that their only duty toward a war is to say, “Thank you for your service” and not to critically analyze the merits of that war, we will be susceptible to fighting unnecessary wars. As long as our military views itself as separate from, and better than the rest of our society, it will be willing to fight unnecessary wars.