Truer words were never said by an American president to American troops:
“You’re fighting for borders in other countries, and they don’t want to fight, the Democrats, for the border of our country.”
That was President Donald Trump to the men STILL in Iraq.
Naturally, there was no coverage of the December 2019, presidential visit to Iraq.
Also of interest:
… the highly educated officer corps dislikes Mr Trump, while 47% of the enlisted ranks, largely without college degrees, back him. But as the military services draw from an ever-narrower demographic pool—southern recruitment has soared over the past 40 years, while that from the north-east has plummeted—its attitudes could grow more unrepresentative.