October 22, 2012

New Generation Of Veterans Skeptical Of Presidential Politics And Political Parties

By Dr. Jason Dempsey

Source: The Huffington Post

Journalist(s) David Wood

WASHINGTON -- Veterans and military families are no longer the dependable core of support for Republicans that they were for generations.

Seared by a decade of war and service in a military force that is more ethnically and racially diverse -- and includes openly gay troops -- more than two million Americans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are powering a shift in electoral politics.

They are relatively small in numbers: less than one percent of qualified young Americans opt for military service. But they tend to be vocal and active, and more picky about throwing their support to one party.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

  • Dr. Jason Dempsey

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Jason Dempsey is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Dr. Dempsey has written extensively ...