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Military Civilian Relations

Prevention vs. Cure: A New Military Mission and a New Model for Veteran Success

Joel Peterson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Joel Peterson

Post 9/11 veterans commit suicide more, are homeless more, and are jobless more than their civilian counterparts. Underscoring these bleak outcomes, top policy makers have noted that the "evidence appears to be that [serving in the military] is not an advantage."

Sound Off: Are Military Discounts Fair?

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Lisa Smith Molinari

Although the phrase "military-civilian divide" has been around since the Vietnam War, it is seeing a lot more press lately. Journalists, scholars, and commentators are analyzing the widening gap of understanding between the public and our shrinking military population.

A Really Good Question

Jeff Hensley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jeff Hensley

The vast majority of these are worthy and noble endeavors, showing veterans their service is appreciated. And yet, far too many veterans struggle with the transition to civilian life. With all these organizations offering help, how can this be?

General Blasts GOP Candidates' 'Offensive' Line

National Journal | Kevin Baron | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

RIYADH -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey blasted a common refrain heard on the GOP presidential campaign trail -- that as presid...

McChrystal's Disdain: Symptom of a Mercenary Force With Few Ties to Civilian Leaders

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

There is a strange and unintended symbiotic relationship between the "leave it to us professionals" attitude of some leaders in our military today, and the "not with my child" attitude shared by many in the upper classes.