A few things you probably didn’t know about the U.S. military

Pat Cunningham

THIS REPORT from the Pew Research Center was issued in 2011, but most of the findings probably still apply.

A few excerpts:

Only about one half of one percent of the U.S. population has been on active military duty at any given time during the past decade of sustained warfare. Some 84% of post-9/11 veterans say the public does not understand the problems faced by those in the military or their families. The public agrees, though by a less lopsided majority—71%…

The public makes a sharp distinction in its view of military service members and the wars they have been ...

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