About the Program
Frank Schaeffer changed the way he thought about the military after his son John, the product of an elite prep school in Massachusetts, bypassed college to join up with the Marines. He recounted this transformation in a book he co-authored with his son in 2002 titled "Keeping Faith." In his most recent book, "AWOL," Mr. Schaeffer asks why participation in the military by the most priviledged citizens in United States has fallen dramatically since World War Two. He discusses his book with author and freelance journalist Kristin Henderson. Ms. Henderson, a practicing Quaker, is married to a Navy chaplain who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. She is most recently the author of "While They’re at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront."