I used to enjoy playing Made for TV’s So Afraid of the Russians when I was a DJ in college.
Down at the bars we’d sometimes meet kids our own age who were from the base. Instead of going to class every day, they’d load bombs and fuel planes out on the flight line. That seemed strange to us, but when my own son decided he’s rather be a machine gunner in the Marines than a college student, I understood better.
That song was released in 1983, but certainly feels relevant again — even though the greatest threat we face may not be the Russians, but our own president.