At the moment we have adverts appearing on television, encouraging young people to join the armed forces, each one portraying the state killing machine as a force for worldwide benevolence.
The Air Force's advert, which contains the above slogan shows scenes of helpless civilians, clearly meant to be in the former Yugoslavia, being helped by a British air force aid drop. Isn't it lovely? "Join the Air Force, save the world." But let's look further into what the armed forces really are doing in the former Yugoslavia, and exactly how benevolent the military presence there is.