With regard to the coverage of the hardships that the Persian Gulf crisis has placed on families and separation from jobs, I can't see it as all that bad.
What about those who have low-paying jobs or those who have perhaps recently lost their jobs and are called to active duty? The military pay would then more than make up for civilian financial difficulties.
Additionally, relationship difficulties between husband/wife, or whoever, could be greatly reduced by a government-mandated separation.
Think about it. International crisis very well may contain positive aspects.
RICHARD W. SHUBERT