A former Marine argues that the growing civil-military gap is both a result of and contributor to increased social inequality in the United States. The solution, he says, is to “foster and incentivize increased military service.”
Serving in the military is a privilege that fewer and fewer Americans ever experience. More future leaders with military service would “foster leaders from more spheres — military, business, government — who know firsthand the rewards of caring for their fellow citizens,” Benjamin Luxenberg writes.
Encouraging a broader swath of Americans to serve in military would therefore not only close the civil-military gap, but also inspire a greater level of unity and trust among all U.S. citizens.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.