In Military Campaigns: Veterans' Endorsements and Presidential Elections, published by the Center for a New American Security, experts Dr. James Golby, Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy; Kyle Dropp, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Stanford University; and Dr. Peter Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University, examine whether military endorsements impact a campaign's ability to secure votes. The authors conclude that military endorsements are significant, but only in a close race. Moreover, they conclude that military endorsements may have unintended consequences on the public's perception of the military as a nonpartisan entity.
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