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A Military Leviathan Has Emerged as America’s 51st and Most Powerful State

A Military Leviathan Has Emerged as America’s 51st and Most Powerful State

In the decades since the draft ended in 1973, a strange new military has emerged in the United States. Think of it, if you will, as a post-democratic force that prides itself on its warrior ethos rather than the old-fashioned citizen-soldier ideal. As such, it’s a military increasingly divorced from the people, with a way of life ever more foreign to most Americans (adulatory as they may feel toward its troops).

Source: A Force Unto Itself