President Obama and the Armed Forces

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

After recent visits by President Obama to Fort Hood, Dover Air Force Base and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, we discuss the relationship the president has with the armed services and service members, and how those relationships might inform his upcoming Afghanistan troop decision. We speak with Leo Shane, Stars and Stripes White House correspondent, and Richard Kohn, professor of military history at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Guests:

Richard Kohn and Leo Shane

Comments [1]

Leo Blumberg

I thought President Lincoln fought in the Black Hawk war? Richard Kohn made it sound like Lincoln had no military experience before taking office. Did Lincoln serve?

Nov. 11 2009 09:55 AM

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