Y'know, despite being around that long, she didn't actually become US military propaganda until the 00s. Up until then, her military background was just that. Background. It was there to explain how she met Captain Marvel, but after that, she became a journalist and advocate for second wave feminism. Then rape survival, and later still, alcoholism.
Then 9/11 happened and come the 00s, all the feminism, rape survival and alcoholism stuff was shelved instead for "hey look, girls can fight terrorists, too! Be like Ms. Marvel and sign up to go kill some arabs!" with, y'know, "dat ass, though!" cheesecake.
Then come the '10s and War on Terror stuff became a black mark, and she became her current 'rah, rah, third wave feminism" self combined with "rah, rah, facism." It's actually kind of weird because in that regard, "Captain Marvel" era Carol is a combination of modernizing her second wave feminism to third wave feminism with modernizing her War on Terror military propaganda to police state fascism. The end result being a literal feminazi, which is both true to her origins and history (feminism + military) while also being a complete departure from the character she was pre-CM.