Every generation believes the following generation is "soft". It simply goes without saying. I do a lot of reading and I've found it mentioned directly or implied in lots of reading material going back many decades. The truth is you really can't measure the war-making potential of any generation unless they're pitched into it like the generations that fought the American Civil War, WWI and WWII... And really who wants to see any generation be saddled with something like that? I guess if a generation is "soft" and they somehow are able to maintain the peace around the globe without having a mass slaughter taking place somewhere then more power to them.