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Active Duty in the Military Declines

The United States military had engaged in the longest period of sustained warfare in the past decade than ever in the country’s history, though fewer Americans have served on active duty during that same period. A Pew survey released on May 24 found just 0.5 percent of Americans had served on active duty at any given time, this compared to nearly 9 percent at the height of World War II.

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