You make a fair point about desensitization. While I don’t think modern media is making people numb to the reality of human suffering, there is probably some level of unhealthy desensitization. As you said, life is inherently valuable. I also suppose it’s possible for American soldiers and operators to become more desensitized to the horrors of war as new technologies like UAV’s allow them to conduct remote warfare. However, maybe this is a benefit for our service members? As PTSD runs rampant through the service community, perhaps remote warfare is providing some much-needed relief from the front lines.