28 Mar '11, 7am

MH Blog: Khazmin wonders if today's soldiers are really so pampered?

There's a series currently screening on National Geographic called Every Singaporean Son (which you can also watch on YouTube ). It chronicles the lives of some army recruits as they experience Basic Military Training (BMT) on Pulau Tekong. I admit that sometimes, the show makes me cringe when the recruits start crying, but it can be quite entertaining at times. It does make me wonder whether today's army training is less tough than it used to be. Maybe some things have been tempered for television's sake, but I guess each generation of soldiers will always question the next batch's toughness. My seniors always told us that my batch had it easy (even when we thought we'd been through hell twice over), and I remember my peers and I complaining that our juniors were having a good life compared to our time. I am sure this practice still continues today. There were definitely ...

Full article: http://www.menshealth.com.sg/blog/khazminj/maid-army-mayb...

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