Jeff Kopstein

A new report from the New War Research Consortium finds that, compared to civilians, veterans more readily rejected political violence across a range of situations and were more likely to support a peaceful transition of power. Veterans were also more likely to prefer democracy over other forms of government, and to believe that respecting America’s laws and institutions and solving political differences peacefully were fundamental to being a “true American.” Report authors include Jeffrey Kopstein, senior fellow at the New War Research Consortium and UCI professor of political science.

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