President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump

Like his predecessor Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump will soon become Commander in Chief without any military experience. His leadership, paired with a Republican majority in Congress, has some servicewomen concerned about a potential chilling effect on the new roles opened to women who served last year. In addition, President-elect Trump inherits ongoing debates about U.S. military involvement overseas and how to provide adequate care for veterans, especially those with medical and mental health needs. We get the lay of the land for the military moving ahead and talk with local veterans about their expectations.


  • Kate Germano COO, Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN); veteran, USMC
  • Kelly Kennedy Journalist; Author, "They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq;" veteran, US Army
  • Leo Shane III Congressional reporter, Military Times

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