There are close to two million Americans serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, according to 2021 data from the Department of Defense. The U.S. is considered to have the world’s strongest military, yet many Americans are disconnected from this subsect of American culture. We speak with two experts about why this is and how the gap can be bridged between civilians and those who serve.
- Phil Klay, veteran, writer, author of Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War.
- Dr. Carl Castro, veteran, associate professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, director, Military and Veterans Programs, University of Southern California.