Hoorah Submarines - fellow submariner here, and I have to agree with the military giving you a diverse view. In my office currently, I have people from Namibia, Nigeria, Trinidad, Guatemala, Nicaragua, the US, the UK, Germany, the Phillipines, Jamaica, and I think 14 other countries. All of us in the US Navy, and every one of us with a different viewpoint and set of beliefs. Why are they all here? Why did they all come here and join the US Navy and not their own militaries? Because this country, even though it has a lot of problems, is still a land of opportunity. There is nothing stopping someone from coming to this country and succeeding. A guy in my office came over here from Nigeria, did four years in the Navy, got his Masters degree, and is now deciding if he wants to become a commissioned officer or work for the Secret Service. That is just one example. I guarantee you that same would not be true if I moved to France and joined their military. We have a lot of problems, but I really believe that if we were so bad we wouldn't have these young men and women coming over here from all over the world.