Re: America’s ‘casualty gap’ (TNT, 5-30).
President Obama promised us that he would help heal the racial and socioeconomic divide in this country. Yet once again is another article designed to create further division. In this article, the authors twist statistics to try and demonstrate that the poor are disproportionately represented in the military.
It is true that the majority of soldiers come from lower-income backgrounds. However, a 2005 Heritage Foundation study using census and Department of Defense data found that the household income of recruits generally matches the income distribution of the American population with a slightly higher proportion …