Photo Caption: Intelligence personnel of the 2d Infantry Division question a captured Korean guerilla. October Some 25, Japanese-Americans had proved their loyalty in uniform. The U. The unit received more than 18, individual decorations and seven Presidential Unit Citations. More than 20, Chinese Americans served in the armed forces, many as integrated members of Army units.
Growth in number of Army officers ten times higher than other minorities. The change was more pronounced in certain branches of the military than others. The trend has been evident for at least a decade. Marine Lance Cpl. Harry Lew and the suicide of U.
If athletes can dodge military service in South Korea, why can’t pop stars?
For Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the waiting game is over. He has refashioned a military that is rapidly closing the gap on U. American victory over China in a regional war is no longer assured. Filed April 23, , 11 a. He has broken up its vast, Maoist-era military bureaucracy.
His exemption from mandatory military service hinged on his team beating Japan. Even the biggest K-pop stars are not exempt. The debate over who gets to be exempt from serving, however, flares up every few years, particularly during big sporting events.