30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: What's wrong — and right — with the current government treatment of active and returned military personnel. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
After recent visits by President Obama to Fort Hood, Dover Air Force Base and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, we discuss the relationship the president has with the armed services and service members, and how those relationships might inform his upcoming Afghanistan troop decision. We speak with Leo Shane, Stars and Stripes White House correspondent, and Richard Kohn, professor of military history at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.