- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The University of Missouri-St. Louis is hosting a discussion Tuesday night on the disconnect between the U.S. military and the larger American society.

Four panelists will discuss the historical background and contemporary ramifications of the all-volunteer military. The event is part of the school’s Helen and Will Carpenter Series on Contemporary Issues in American Society.

Participants include UMSL professor Jim Craig, chairman of the school’s Department of Military and Veterans Studies; and keynote speaker J. Michael Haynie, executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the J.C. Penney Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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