Not that they felt safer because all of the US military were there.   No, because the US military hired people all around them to do all sorts of things – cook, clean, wash trucks, sweep driveways and many other things.   Suddenly, unemployment in that relatively small area dropped from over half to zero.   That’s right, anyone in that area that wanted a job could get a job.And then what happened?  As unemployment dropped……Crime dropped to almost zero.Sickness, especially due to water-borne diseases dropped.Attendance in school increased.Everyone got along much betterAnd the list could go on and on.

Source: 1994 – And That’s The Way It Was….. – Apparent Project