Civilian-Military Gap Grows as Fewer Americans Serve – NYTimes.com

25 Nov

A smaller share of Americans currently serve in the Armed Forces than at any other time since the era between World Wars I and II, a new low that has led to a growing gap between people in uniform and the civilian population, according to a new survey. …

“What we have is an armed services that’s at war and a public that’s not very engaged,” said Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center. “Typically when our nation is at war, it’s a front-burner issue for the public. But with these post-9/11 wars, which are now past the 10-year mark, the public has been paying less and less attention.”

Sounds like an argument to bring the troops home and set them to work rebuilding America.

via Civilian-Military Gap Grows as Fewer Americans Serve – NYTimes.com.

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