April 25, 2024

Losing a Foot Never Held Her Back, Until She Tried to Join the Military

Source: The New York Times

Journalist: Dave Philipps

The military personnel bureaucracy is risk-averse, and no one wants to be the first to let an amputee in, said Katherine Kuzminski, who studies the military and society at the Center for New American Security.

“They don’t want to do it because they have a culture of not doing it,” she said.

“The military’s main objective is lethality, and they want to stay focused on that. The question is whether, in this day and age, a person who in the past might have been a burden may now help maintain that lethal edge.”

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  • Katherine L. Kuzminski

    Deputy Director of Studies, Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Katherine L. Kuzminski (formerly Kidder) is the Deputy Director of Studies, and the Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society (MVS) Program at CNAS. Her research special...