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Richard Myers, ex-US military chief, warns of split with civilians

As thousands across the US pay tribute to the men and women of the armed forces on Veterans Day, another conversation has been brewing about the word often used to honour them.

Some former soldiers have expressed unease at being described as "heroes", a trend explored in a BBC online documentary.

The former chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers, sat down with the BBC's Babita Sharma to discuss why this is, and whether it reflects a worrying disconnect between those who have served in the military, and those who haven't.

  • 11 Nov 2015
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