Not much in the way of balance in this Irish Times article
Irish Times-The military emigrants
The author seems to think it's a splendid thing to join the British Army and go to Iraq and Afghanistan, and paints a glowing picture of a life of exciting experiences and opportunities.
No mention is made of the oddness of swearing an oath to serve a foreign power, and perhaps giving your life for some imperial adventure.
I would have thought advertising for mercenaries would be illegal.