From the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 through the years
immediately after the collapse of the World Trade Center and
Pentagon in 2001, and within the administrations of George H. W.
Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush, soldiers' lives
underwent enormous changes. Without the benefit of national
conscription, these professionals, nurtured on stories of World
War II, Korea, and Vietnam, experienced repetitive tours of duty