Major Ranier H. Spencer, US Army
The author cautions that the relatively light losses incurred by American ground forces during Operation Desert Storm were atypical of a major war and should not cause us to gloss over a national problem of fundamental moral significance. He offers his views on the disproportionate racial composition of the US Army as a symptom of a larger societal illness that must be treated and cured.
Proportion: A relationship between things or parts of things with respect to comparative magnitude, quantity, or degree. Disproportionate: Out of proportion, as in relative size, shape, or amount.
The American Heritage Dictionary
Published: July 1992
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