30 Issues: Troops and Veterans

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.

Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started

Key Questions

  • Is the all-volunteer military creating two Americas?
  • Is there an "economic draft" for those who could not pay for college without enlisting?
  • What can Washington do to address the high rate of homelessness among veterans?
  • What is the demographic breakdown of enlistees? 

What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!




Got a Follow Up?

Each Friday we'll be following up on one of that week's issues. Got a particular follow-up question from this conversation? Comment below or tweet us. Tweet to @brianlehrer