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A few things you probably didn’t know about the U.S. military
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By Pat Cunningham
Aug. 3, 2013 11:11 a.m.



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THIS REPORT from the Pew Research Center was issued in 2011, but most of the findings probably still apply.

A few excerpts:

Only about one half of one percent of the U.S. population has been on active military duty at any given time during the past decade of sustained warfare. Some 84% of post-9/11 veterans say the public does not understand the problems faced by those in the military or their families. The public agrees, though by a less lopsided majority—71%…

The public makes a sharp distinction in its view of military service members and the wars they have been ...

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