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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, struggling to ensure it has enough manpower as it fights wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is wooing young Americans with videogames, Google maps and simulated attacks on enemy positions from an Apache helicopter.
Jesse Hamilton, a former Army staff sergeant who served in Iraq in 2005 and 2006, said the use of videogames glamorized war and misled potential recruits, calling it "very deceiving and very far from realistic."