Because we weren't at war:
"I graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren't engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it's not an option that I ever decided to pursue," he said.
Hold on there a second.
He wanted to join the military? But didn't because we weren't at war?
So, he wanted to go to war?
Is that what he's saying?
Somebody explain to me why someone, if interested in joining the military, would decide against it because we weren't at war.
He wanted to kill people? He wanted to go to battle?
Maybe, just maybe, he didn't join the military because he didn't want to join the military. Maybe, just maybe, he's a liar.