Historian David Kennedy on 'The Modern American Military'

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of America's all-volunteer force. How did the elimination of the draft affect the military, and U.S. society as a whole? What is the impact of technology on modern warfare? And how will having women in combat change the armed forces? Those are some of the questions examined in the new book "The Modern American Military," edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning Stanford historian David Kennedy.


David Kennedy, professor of history emeritus at Stanford University, editor of the new book "The Modern American Military" and Pulitzer Prize-winner for his 1999 book "Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929 -1945"