ROTC Returns to Harvard but Still Missing from Some Ivy League Campuses

The lifting of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has already paid one major dividend: Harvard has now agreed to a return of ROTC on campus after more than 40 years. The move is mainly symbolic, since ROTC cadets at Harvard will continue having to go to MIT to train, but its significance is hard to overstate. It is a small but important step to bridge the widening chasm that has grown up since the Vietnam War between the military and the citizens it protects — especially the elites who run our country but who seldom have served in uniform. (A failing to which I plead guilty as well.)

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