Armies are meant to defend leaders who create wars to engage the armies and arouse nationalism and patriotism by generating hysteria to justify their leaderships. Except to help people in natural disasters, do we need armies and spend millions, billions and trillions of dollars in the name of “defense”, from whom? Except for the defense of leaders.

-Promod Puri

Author: Promod Puri

Retired after 40 years of career in journalism. Former publisher and editor of The Link, a South Asian Canadian weekly newspaper from Vancouver, BC. Now a freelance writer. Published my first book titled "Hinduism:beyond rituals,customs and traditions". The book is educational dealing with all the facets of Hinduism. Websites:

3 thoughts on “DO WE NEED ARMIES”

  1. There are 23 countries in the world today who do not have armies. Those include Costa Rica and Panama, surrounded by other nations. It all depends on how the leaderships of countries conduct their ties with neighbors. yes, in this age when the world is shrinking because of better communications and sharing of knowledge nations should strive for the army-free world. Needless to say, billions and trillions of dollars can be saved to be used for the welfare of humanity.

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