Martin Schulz has seen the correlation between the U.S. markets and U.S. military conflicts abroad firsthand - and from both sides of the coin. Schulz, director of international equity investments for National City Investment Management Co., advisor to the Armada Funds, is also a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and recently returned from duty in Afghanistan. Deployed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan from August until November of last year for Operation Enduring Freedom, Schulz served in the civil affairs and psychological operations command unit. Shultz recently spoke with Mutual Fund Market News Associate Editor Chris Frankie on his views on the current war in Iraq, its impact on the markets and the role of the media and technology in the conflict. He also talked about his unique perspective on the effects of psychological campaigns on soldiers, average citizens and the investing public.

MFMN: How does your experience in the military color your view of the market?

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