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01/27/2015 04:22 pm ET Updated Jan 27, 2015

The Argument For Eliminating Military Academies

In a Jan. 5 article for Salon, author and U.S. Naval Academy professor Bruce Fleming laid out arguments for his controversial point: military academies, in their current iteration, no longer serve a purpose.

Fleming joined a HuffPost Live conversation Tuesday about such academies, telling host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that these schools' low admission standards and exorbitant taxpayer price make them useless today. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.) also joined the discussion, which you can catch above.

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation here.

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