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Dr. Mackubin Owens to discuss “Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military”

Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our MilitaryOn Thursday, September 1, IWP Dean Mackubin Owens will join an authors’ roundtable discussion for Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military, a book to which he has contributed a chapter.

Speakers include Gen. Jim Mattis and Dr. Kori Schake, both of whom edited the book; Thomas Donnelly, Resident Fellow at AEI; and contributing authors Matthew Colford and Alec J. Sugarman.

The book explores whether a gap has developed between the United States’ military personnel and its civilians, given the two groups’ seemingly opposite life experiences. The authors also examine whether any of these gaps are problematic for sustaining the relationship between the American military and the American public.

Dr. Owens is a Marine Corps veteran, serving as an infantry platoon and company commander in Vietnam from 1968-1969. He was wounded twice and awarded the Silver Star medal.  He retired as a Colonel in 1994. He earned his Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Dallas, a Master of Arts in Economics from Oklahoma University, and his BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Owens is also the author of a number of other books, and teaches Military Strategy: Theory and Practice at IWP.