I've read several articles debating whether or not our military should ultimately become one large unit. Each of the services have their own distinct mission and capabilities. Is it a good idea to consolidate the branches? Should the Marines return to the Navy and should the Air Force return to the Army? How well would we weather a conflict with an Army and a Navy?
About.com had this interesting poll:
If we absolutely had to eliminate one branch of the military, which branch should be eliminated?
Army (2250) 19% Air Force (3047) 26% Navy (1499) 12% Marines (2341) 20% Coast Guard (2481) 21% Total Votes: 11618