The Soldier and The Civilian

In our 88-year history, we have devoted more than 200 covers to the U.S. military. The American soldier was Person of the Year in 2003, and this August, we ran a cover story by Joe Klein called "The New Greatest Generation," about the men and women who have served with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan and then applied their skills to nation building at home. But we have never done a cover story quite like this week's, which coincides with Veterans Day, about how the American military and American society have grown apart. You have to knock on more than 150...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!