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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
A Memorial Day reflection on the widening gap between the American people and their military
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By Pat Cunningham
May 27, 2013 5:16 p.m.



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I don’t necessarily agree with everything he says, but Retired Army Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry’s PROVOCATIVE THOUGHTS about the American populace and its armed forces merit your consideration:

After fighting two wars in nearly 12 years, the United States military is at a turning point. So are the American people. The armed forces must rethink their mission. Though the nation has entered an era of fiscal constraint, and though President Obama last week effectively declared an end to the “global war on terror” that began on Sept. 11, 2001, the military remains determined to increase the gap between its ...

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