Yglesias

How Many Serve?

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Good has a neat graphic looking at enlistment rates in various wars. It seems that whereas 12.2 percent of the population served in World War II, and 4.3 percent of the population served in Vietnam, just 0.5 percent of Americans have served in our current conflicts. Of course if John “100 Years” McCain gets his way, that may wind up going up.