When ROTC was taken off the curriculum, surely, the political class at that time debated the issue ad nauseam and concluded that we were better off without it. It was a breath of fresh air when I learned that my future kids wouldn't have to go through such waste of time and money. I thought that was one of the few times a government announcement made lives easier.
But somehow with the passage of time, and after watching a lot of movies, soap operas, conspiracy videos and talking to their barbers, people's memories get re-arranged. Villains become heroes, dark eras become halcyon, and waste-of-time programs become re-branded as solutions. Haven't we gone through this before? This is like hitting your head with a hammer twice because the first strike didn't cure your headache.