Lowest numbers of US Army recruits ever

This video is a short documentary about military recruitment and counter-recruitment in colleges and high schools in the USA.

From Think Progress in the USA:

Lowest number of recruits in history of all-volunteer Army

“The Army began its recruiting year Oct. 1 with fewer signed up for basic training than in any year since it became an all-volunteer service in 1973,” said commander of Army Training and Doctrine Command Gen. William S. Wallace.

Achieving new recruiting goals is more difficult now “because the Army has decided that it must grow its active-duty force by several thousand soldiers a year in order to relieve strain on war-weary troops.”

Apparently, even lowering recruiting standards to now include middle aged, sick, on drugs, Nazi or other criminal people, previously excluded (but not gay people), is not enough to get George W. Bush his cannon fodder quota for wars in Iraq and elsewhere.

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