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Writing for The Atlantic, James Fallow notes that it is more rare to serve in the military than it is to grow up on a farm in America. Fallow states that unlike the years after World War II when a full 10% of the American public served on active duty at one time, the American public today does not truly understand the military and therefore is not knowledgeable enough to criticize her shortcomings. The result of this civil military divide?

A chickenhawk nation full of individuals eager to go to war but unwilling to personally bear the sacrifices needed to win those wars.

Read the full article over at The Atlantic.