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Why do the rich and the well-educated avoid military service?

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Aired 4/19/09

The military used to be an honorable profession for the rich and the well-connected in the Anglo-American world. But that's no longer the case.

Guest:

  • Kathy Roth-Douquet . Co-author of AWOL: The unexcused absence of America's upper classes from Military Service and how it hurts our country . Kathy is an attorney who has worked for the Clinton White House and for the Department of Defense. She is married to a Marine officer.

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