There are many reasons I never served in the military. The most likely one is that I would never put up with a known enemy harassing my airplane or my ships. In the past month there have been three significant incidents of enemies harassing our navy and air force.
Yesterday, Sept 7, a Russian fighter jet flew within ten feet of a US Navy spy plane. On September sixth, seven Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fast in-shore attack craft came within a hundred yards of the USS Fireboat in the Persian Gulf. Two weeks ago, the same thing happened with the USS Nitze.
Remember the movie Top Gun? It was about Russian pilots harassing US Navy pilots. The Russians never made it home, our pilots did. If I were Commander in Chief the seven Islamic Guard Fast Boats would have mysteriously disappeared in the Persian Gulf. They would have been vapor, with no fragments floating to shore. The same would hold true for any Russian fighter jet buzzing one of our planes: send a heat seeker right up his after burner, and wish him well at the pearly gates.
Maybe it is because I have read too many cowboy books, and watched too many old time westerns that put me in this mind set. The wild west with its lawlessness is reminiscent of our world today. Sometimes it takes a strong individual to step in and take over with a shoot first, ask questions later, and a “he needed killing” attitude to make a difference.