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Originally posted by Souljah
What about these Articles:....
All of them Signs, that US Military is in Trouble in Keeping the Soldiers on the Front as the Pentagon Demands.
Center for Data Analysis Report #05-08
Nevertheless, the Army is facing a shortage of new recruits for the recruiting year that ended in September. The shortage is minor—about 7,000 less than the goal of 80,000 new recruits—in a military with over 1 million members, but it will fuel ongoing calls for a military draft. Policymakers should remember that recruiting was also difficult in 1999 (when the economy was strong), but not so difficult in 2002–2004, in the immediate wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The Department of Defense reported 352,839 applicants for active component enlistment in fiscal year 2003, and it accepted 176,408.[
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Originally posted by nathraq
Nice anti-war propoganda piece. Better yet, nice slap in the face to those who are being wounded and dying in Iraq.
The American Army is all volunteer. No-one twisted their arms to join the military. Even a 5 year old boy would understand that ' hey, I'm a soldier; hey, I fight in wars!'. That's their job, that's what they get paid to do.
Instead of pointing out the horrors of war, maybe what those men and women need is a little more support, and little less debate on whether or not what they are doing there is wrong. They are they, at least for the time being. Let them do wehat they have to do, and when they all come back home, let the debates begin.
At least give them that much
Originally posted by devilwasp
Are you playing the old song?
"What will the men in power pay?"