All armies are expressions of the societies from which they arise. The purposes for which armies fight and the ways in which they do so reflect the values of the societies which send them to war in the first place.
Rosenthal, Joel H.
"Today's Officer Corps: A Repository of Virtue in an Anarchic World?,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 50
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol50/iss4/9