Indeed solidiers do not fight for the “nation”. They are there to do the dirty work for the current leaders. It’s especially disturbing if christians idolize man/women which are the to murder.
It’s of course ok to defend yourself. But any soldier outside the US does not defend anything from his own country. He’s just there to supress and kill others. Never ever should the US citizens have allowed to bring their soldiers out of the USA. Even the world wars are not exception. Americans were not under thread and if they really would have done something good, they would have helped the haunted of the nazi regime. Well I guess something has been done, but that surely could have been much more.
The idea that the USA fights for “civil rights” world-wide is a kind of sarcastic joke.