Recruiting blues

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    from: New York Times, Juen 3, 2005

    A Department of Defense survey last November, the latest, shows that only 25 percent of parents would recommend military service to their children, down from 42 percent in August 2003.

    Told you so! GWB is the best thing Osama has going for him.
     
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    The interesting outcome will be that when the US military can no longer get enough manpower through volunteers, the very thing all the activists/pacifists were against in the 60's and 70's ...namely, the draft...will be reinstituted. Or does everyone think the US military will close up shop and all the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines will just go home and get those great civilian jobs everyone else has?
     
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    Well put, CSM...People don't 'get it' that we are a volunteer force because of the luxory; When the volunteers don't volunteer, we'll draft them. Service to our nation is much more important than "I'm just not cut-out for the Military" excuses I hear so often.
     
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    It certainly happened in WWII.
     
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    Dream on! Not when a majority of Americans think this Iraq fiasco was a mistake. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice? I don't think so!
     
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    Brilliant! Why don't you stop talking and go over there yourself?
     
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    Uh? In case you are a retard, I'll spell it out for you:

    "If recruiting numbers create a shortage of personnel, the Army will draft your ass."

    To be drafted means to be sorta 'forced' into Service to one's nation. Check out www.hop.com if you have any problems understanding. :)

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    I'm not fond of the 'I had other priorities' excuses either. :teeth:
     
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    Not sure where you are getting your numbers from:

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~miisabel/militaryWWII.htm

     
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    to bad your parents didn't read a survey recomending birth control
     

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