Never underestimate how the spirit of Corps can be used as a prybar to plagiarize and doctrinate servicemen into turning against their own people at the will of a totalitarian government. That's the way it always happens with dictatorships, so never be "damn sure" of anything. Think about the revolutions in Syria and Libya: for every deserter, two to three loyalists.
"It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself, when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. It is legal and lawful to own a shotgun or a rifle. We believe in obeying the law." -- Malcolm X
"We (atheists) act in good conscience because we believe in moral principles, not because we expect a reward in Heaven." -- Margherita Hack