Is the all-volunteer military creating two Americas?
As the US winds down some of its long-term wars, veterans come home to a host of emotional and economic struggles. We discuss how the draft disproportionately affects different demographics, and what can be done for the returning troops.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
On Thursday afternoon Mitt Romney told the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials that he would support allowing young illegal immigrants a “path to legal status” if they serve in the United States military.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Military forces are voracious consumers of all kinds of expendables and most of these supplies have to come through Pakistan. The larger the US force, the more leverage Pakistan has.
— Robert Haddick, managing editor of Small Wars Journal, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Paula Caplan, clinical psychologist, fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and author of When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans, talks about the psychological effects of war and how to help veterans.