What I am about to write is such common sense that it makes almost no sense that I have to write it. But I feel I must: The militarys only purpose is to defend our nation.
Further, the job of our military is a very difficult and dangerous one. Soldiers put their lives on the line so that the rest of the country can be free. Whatever support we can give them we absolutely should. All advantages that we can give to our military should be employed. However many lives it saves is worth it.
With that said, here is a logical conclusion: The only factor in weighing one military policy over another is how well it aids our troops.