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Iraq War Brings Drop In Black U.S. Military Recruits

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posted on Aug, 22 2007 @ 10:55 AM
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Iraq War Brings Drop In Black U.S. Military Recruits


news.xinhuanet.com

Many U.S. blacks have rejected joining the American military largely because of the Iraq war, resulting in a sharp drop in black recruitment figures since the conflict began in March 2003, a news report said Wednesday.

The share of blacks among active-duty recruits declined to 13 percent in 2006 from 20 percent in 2001, the last year before the invasion of Iraq began to seem inevitable, a report published by The New York Times said, citing Defense Department statistics.
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[edit on 23-8-2007 by UM_Gazz]



 
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