How Mainstream Is The Military?

GUESTS: Thomas Ricks Pentagon Correspondent, Wall Street Journal Author, Making the Corps [November 1997, Scribner New York] John Hillen Olin Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Director, CFR's Defense Policy Review Project Meyer Kestnbaum Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park Research Associate, Center for the Study of Military Organization, University of Maryland The US military is redefining its role, place and purpose in American society. By moving from conscription to an all-volunteer force we are changing the make-up of our military — citizen soldier is turning into warrier elite. Join Ray Suarez for a look at the changing role of the US military and its often detached relationship with American civilian life ... on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.

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