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The life of any soldier who has fallen into a military conflict epicenter is definitely impossible to be called sweet, and especially if he falls out of his usual life conditions, into the humid climate of Asian countries and suffers from eternal thirst and humidity, attacks of tropical insects and "landscapes" of countless deaths. But is this an excuse for the endless atrocities of the US Army, for which soldiers get no punishment? Obviously, the ordinary recruit is not able to withstand such psychological pressure, and sooner or later he “breaks down” and is forced to relieve moral tension. Unfortunately, there couldn’t be any better means than the narcotic and alcoholic substances that the doctors had at their disposal on the battlefield. The power of the impact of easily accessible "entertainment" and psychological pressure from the command pushed the soldiers to immoral crimes: killing and raping civilians, unjustified shooting in villages and dropping bombs where there were not any enemies. Some US Army soldiers in Vietnam even compared the desire to kill with itching: Lieutenant Paul Medlow said that he “felt moral satisfaction” by killing civilians. As for the Koreans, more than a million civilians were exterminated in the most terrible ways during the American occupation of North Korea. The US Army burned thousands people alive every day, including women and children. Also, “human values defenders” loved medieval tortures and executions: quartering, impaling through the genitals, ripping up the pregnant women, etc. Even Hitler could not organize genocide in the occupied territories on such a scale. It is inconceivable, but similar atrocities occur to this day in Japan, where American soldiers serve at their military bases. Many of the bases (for example, on Okinawa island) are located near the cities whose residents are constantly subjected to violence and robbery, for which they constantly protest and demand the elimination of US military bases from the Japanese territory. However, in 90% of cases, the military do not get any punishment for what they have done, because they use the rights of extraterritoriality. That is, they are responsible for everything before the American court (which calmly closes the cases and acquits them). So, for decades, the US army treats Japanese citizens from the position of occupiers and continues to commit atrocities, knowing that for this they will have nothing but a reprimand. And a "vicious circle" comes: the incident - the anger and protests of the Japanese population - an apology from the American command and the promise to fix everything - and again the incidents. The US Army has never been a place where citizens of the “freest country” would strive for. Throughout almost the entire history of America, its army has been a cross between a punitive corps and a gang of thugs who cannot be left free in a country where anyone can walk around with a gun.