AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service -- and How It Hurts Our Country

Kathy Roth-Douquet Frank Schaeffer February 02, 2019

Military service was once taken for granted as a natural part of good citizenship, and Americans of all classes served during wartime.Not any.As Kathy Roth Douquet and Frank Schaeffer assert in this groundbreaking work, there is a glaring disconnect between the all volunteer military and the rest of us And as that gap between the cultural elite and military rank aMilitary service was once taken for granted as a natural part of good citizenship, and Americans of all classes served during wartime.Not any.As Kathy Roth Douquet and Frank Schaeffer assert in this groundbreaking work, there is a glaring disconnect between the all volunteer military and the rest of us And as that gap between the cultural elite and military rank and file widens, our country faces a dangerous lack of understanding between those in power and those who defend our way of life.In America, it is increasingly the case that the people who make, support, or protest military policy have no military experience As a result, the privileged miss the benefits of military service leadership, experience helpful to their future roles in public life, and exposure to a broader cross section of citizens while the military feels under supported and morally distanced from the rest of the country And when only a handful of members of Congress have military experience or a personal link to someone in uniform, perhaps it becomes too easy or too hard to send the military into combat.Based on research and including the voices of many young military members who understand firsthand the value of service, AWOL is also a very personal book Frank Schaeffer, father of a former enlisted Marine, knows the anguish and pride that millions of American parents feel every day as their children are off fighting a war in a foreign land Kathy Roth Douquet, wife of a career officer, has experienced the struggle of trying to keep the family together with a husband at war as well as the often untold satisfaction of raising children in an ethic of service To the authors and numerous other families who are intimately acquainted with the glory and the sacrifice of military service, America needs a wake up call before it s too late.


  • Title: AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service -- and How It Hurts Our Country
  • Author: Kathy Roth-Douquet Frank Schaeffer
  • ISBN: 9780060888596
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
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