Harvard's ROTC re-embrace may herald a more representative military – if such programs multiply in the Ivy League and beyond.
As troops in war zones become accustomed to directing civil society, rather than the other way around, and are lauded at home, concern rises within the military that some are coming to see themselves as 'warrior kings.' For Veterans Day, a closer look at this worry.
Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling opted to discontinue bayonet training for Army recruits. After all, the last US bayonet charge was in 1951. But in the weeks since that decision, Hertling has had some pushback.
Recent Democratic presidents have had an uneasy relationship with the armed forces. Obama’s visit to Fort Hood’s memorial service could set the tone for a new rapport with those in uniform.
The Iraq war has cost taxpayers about $526 billion so far – and could reach $2 trillion by 2017, according to one congressional study.