War-Weary US is Numbed to Drumbeat of Troop Deaths

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It was another week at war in Afghanistan, another string of American casualties, and another collective shrug by a nation weary of a faraway conflict whose hallmark is its grinding inconclusiveness. Each week at war has a certain sameness for those not fighting it, yet every week brings distinct pain and sorrow to the families who learn that their son or daughter, brother or sister, father or mother was killed or wounded.

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today's US military is universally voluntary. Thos... by Archie on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:56:21 PM