We don’t send people off to war to die.

We send people off to war, only reluctantly, and when provoked, to win the war.

We do our best to equip them with the skill and tools necessary to win the war with as few casualties as possible. We do our best to keep them safe and out of harms way.

People do die in war. Civilians. Soldiers. People die.

But the goal is to win as quickly and cleanly as possible.

Those who use the phrase “send people off to die,” are trying to set the narrative away from why we’d ever engage in a conflict.

When Pearl Harbor was attacked, I don’t think we sent our military to foreign countries just to die. What if we hadn’t sent our soldiers “off to die?”

When having discussions of this nature, start by sorting through the premise of the discussion and make sure it’s valid.