BBC Scotland What does the Union expect to achive? As the forces spokesperson says, you see it on the telly everyday. The Armed Forces have more to offer than getting sent on an operation tour and getting killed but that is a possibility as op tours are part of your job. They must have very little to discuss about teaching at their conference. "Mr Mackay said: "Clearly there is a risk that these youngsters could end up in Iraq or Afghanistan and that would give us concerns that we are endorsing, in a way, joining the armed forces." And why is this such an issue? Agreed that this is a hazardous place to be but because your teacher not agreeing with you isn't going to do anything.