I have exactly one more year left to serve in the Singapore Armed Forces.
For the last 547 days and 12 hours, for all my training and preparation, I have yet to see real combat. It is both a pity and a immensely welcome sign, I suppose. Considering the fact that US has been fighting a protracted war since July last year and, more importantly, militant muslims have been fighting just up north in Thailand.
I wouldn't mind at all being sent to Iraq. Hey, 10 months of running around in the safe confines of Lim Chu Kang has to be meant for something, right? Call me a war junkie, but I believe a lot of conscripted soldiers would buck up their performance if they knew that they were going to war, not for some nilly-willy exercise.
But do I really want to go to war?
One more year left. One more long year.