I'm mostly saving this for later reference, but for anyone that follows me, I personally am both proud to be a part of an all-volunteer force, and also increasingly aware of the distance it has put between the military and the civilian public. Below are some key quotes from the article that stood out to me.
"How can it be that the U.S. military is at war, but the nation is not?"
"For the generations of Americans who have come of age in the all-volunteer era, war has become an abstraction, something best left to the professionals."
"Somehow," Eikenberry says, "we have to find ways to reconnect the American people and their armed forces, so that there is a more direct and visceral understanding of the political, social, and economic costs of war."