ClawsonIn the current war zonesSat Jul 21, 2012 6:26pm18.104.22.1681. The military are intruders and the militia are insurgents.
2. The military are invaders and the militia are defenders.
3. The military wear uniforms and the militia wear rags.
4. The military carry guns and the militia plant IEDs.
5. The military fly drones and the militia fly kites.
6. The military go home next year and the militia go home at night.
- A Question of Definition. The Gryphon, Sat Jul 21 4:13pmI wish to ask MOTU (a community of open-minded friends from all walks of life, all ages, and all circumstances,) a Question. What do YOU say is the Difference between "Militia" and "Military." This... more
- MSM-Catechism aside, it's every able-bodied adult Xpltivdletd, Tue Jul 24 8:25pm...NOT pledged to protect the government (even against its own constituents). The Founders of the U.S.A. studied the English Civil War and its aftermath, and the A2 context for "militia" comes from... more
- The militia is often PART of a nations military... Sprout, Mon Jul 23 7:35amBut not all of it anymore. Once upon a time, when war was far more simple, militia forces COULD make up the majority of a nations armed forces. Once upon a time, the majority of a military could be... more
- To me, military means... T-Man, Mon Jul 23 3:25amarmed forces which are sponsored and controlled by a government. A militia would be any group of like minded armed citizens. IMHO
- Without checking official definitions ... Snapdragon, Sun Jul 22 12:21pm... I grew up understanding that a standing militia, much like what was done in colonial and frontier days, was a collection of local volunteers aimed at protecting a community, settlement or... more
- Re: A Question of Definition. Ken C, Sun Jul 22 10:02amMilitia seem like unpaid people defending their country. Military seems more organized with better trained better paid soldiers and more expensive weapons. I agree with the wikipedia descriptions.... more
- In the current war zones Clawson, Sat Jul 21 6:26pm