An Alternative Perspective of Veteran Disapproval of Recent Wars: he Civil-Military Health of the Nation is Strong
A Pew Research Center report published on July 10 suggests that most veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan believe these wars are “not worth fighting.” What are the implications of these findings? What can they reveal about the health of U.S. civil-military relations? Is it dangerous for the guardians to be opposed to the mission they are directed to accomplish? At first glance, the data is troubling. Those who oppose America’s longest wars will tout this report as the crown jewel. If the veterans are against the war, then it must truly be a poor decision. What these critics fail to see is how this report reveals the health of America’s civil-military relations in a positive way...
Veterans, Civil-Military Relations
Fust, George, "An Alternative Perspective of Veteran Disapproval of Recent Wars: he Civil-Military Health of the Nation is Strong" (2019).