Inside the U.S. military

Soldier on duty
A U.S. soldier from a Para-Infantry Regiment at a patrol base south of Baghdad.
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A new survey of active duty and retired military officers shows an increasing concern over the ability of the U.S. military to handle conflicts beyond Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a lack of faith in civilian leadership.

The survey respondents also had some interesting ideas about how to fill the ranks of the military, such as allowing immigrants to trade service for citizenship.

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