The Costs of Permanent War

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The majority of American military personnel are not in combat positions.

The majority of American military personnel -- about 85 percent -- are not in combat positions at all, but they're still deployed in almost every country in the world

Rosa Brooks, senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a columnist for Foreign Policy, a law professor at Georgetown University, former counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon and the author of How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon (Simon & Schuster, 2016), draws on her experience as a civilian at the Pentagon to warn of the unintended consequences of current military utilization.