Why is the Army targetting children for recruitment?

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    You of course are aware that the US military recruits 18 year olds and recruits at Highschools? That "children" do not get to join the military legally? That this is jjust a means to promote recruitment for the US Army?

    I continue to be amazed by the total of reality displayed by some people regards the military.
     
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    Yeah, and children don't get to smoke legally, either, but you can still target your advertising campaign to children. Most arcade rooms that I've seen are full of children.

    And in my book a 17 year old is not an adult, regardless of what documents their parents sign.


    Why should it even be necessary for the military to advertise itself as an employer? How many other organizations can you think of that spend so much money advertising themselves as an employer? Sure, we had "Calvin" on the McDonald's commericials, but that was just a transparent attempt to make McDonald's look like it was giving inner city kids a chance.


    Why does the military even HAVE to advertise itself? Everyone knows its there - and there are millions of young right wing college students claiming to be great patriots. If they were serious about their convictions, you'd think there would be TOO MANY recruits, you'd think the military would be raising its admission standards instead of lowering them. I guess the overwhelming majority of young right wingers are either a bunch of pussies or they don't really believe the crap they're spewing.
     
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    BTW, what does that even mean?
     
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    Means I left out a word. LOL.
     
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    Admission standards have not been lowered. Another lie brought courtesy of the left-wingnuts. They are the same as they have ever been. There just have been more waivers for Cat B enlistees. Not the military's fault society's producing dumber kids.

    And if right wingers are pussies, how come we're the mutherfuckers in the military while you sit home pulling your pud?
     
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    You can NOT be serious about why the military has to advertise? Shall we go back to a draft? Shall we make ALL 18 year olds randomly risk serving in the military without choice? You are aware we use an ALL Volunteer military right?
     
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    I love the game. It's a free download and game play in multi-player servers.
     
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    This reminds me of the old debate about to what extent images influence people. Do violent television shows encourage violence in those who watch them? Does pornography influence people to become sex addicts, perverts, or rapists? Do commercials influence people to buy certain products?

    Since the taxpayer money was used and the military released this game, it stands to reason that the military hopes that, in addition to getting the quarters that people will spend in order to play the game, that children who play this game might think about doing the real thing when they come of age – and join the military.
     
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    So these sites including Military.com, Slate, CNN, CBS, BBC, and MSNBC are all-wrong about this issue.

    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0614-03.htm
    Army Lowers Standards and Increases Bonuses, But Still Falling Short of Recruiting Goal

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1499164,00.html
    US lowers standards in army numbers crisis

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/org/news/2005/050604-army-standards.htm
    US lowers standards in army numbers crisis

    http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,78111,00.html?ESRC=eb.nl
    Army Lowers Bar for Recruits

    http://www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/65/23047
    Lower Standards Help Army Recruit More

    http://www.slate.com/id/2127487/
    Further evidence that the war in Iraq is wrecking the U.S. Army: Recruiters, having failed to meet their enlistment targets, are now being authorized to pursue high-school dropouts and (not to mince words) stupid people.

    http://media.www.dailyillini.com/me...ards.Will.Lead.To.A.Weaker.Army-1649925.shtml
    But by relaxing recruitment standards and the rigors of basic training, the Army is essentially sacrificing quality for the sake of quantity.

    http://www.cnn.com/US/9905/26/military.shortage/
    Army may lower standards to attract recruits

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/10/09/national/main2074099.shtml
    Army Lowers Standards To Meet Goals
    Will Also Launch Ad Campaign With `Army Strong' Slogan Aimed At Youth

    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46654
    Army lowers recruiting bar
    Move aimed at reversing dip in enlistments

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/5278654.stm
    It has also had to loosen medical standards, forgive more minor criminal offences, raise the age limit for new recruits from 35 to 42 and accept more people who did not finish high school.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15197832/
    Army tops recruit goal by lowering standards
    Lower test scores allowed, but high school diploma still required
     

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