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August 18th, 2011
09:44 AM ET

The new 'greatest generation': How new veterans are bringing their leadership lessons home

More often than not, we hear the dark side of life after war: The high unemployment rate and high suicide rates.

There never seems to be enough good news about the men and women who serve this country.

But Joe Klein writes in this week's TIME magazine that this new generation of veterans is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. They're infiltrating companies, politics and non-profits, bringing a sharper skillset than veterans of past wars.

This morning on American Morning, CNN's Christine Romans talks with Klein and Paul Rieckhoff, executive director and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), a non-partisan, non-profit organization supporting war veterans. We asked them what makes this generation's veterans different from the past generations.

Click here to read TIME's cover story on "The New Greatest Generation."

Filed under: Afghanistan • Iraq • Veterans
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