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June 10, 2005

Recruitment Issues for the U.S. Army

By Zelda of The Urban Grind

Apparently, the U.S. Army has been falling short of its recruitment goals.

To what does the MSM attribute the cause of this shortfall?

Many young people and their parents have grown more wary of Army service because of the likelihood of being dispatched on combat tours to Iraq or Afghanistan, opinion polls show. U.S. troops are dying at a rate of two a day in Iraq, more than two years after President Bush declared that major combat operations had ended.

Yup it's always President Bush's fault for dramatically declaring an end to combat operations. But on another note, the troops are still there for a reason. We're still at war. And as sad as it is, soldiers tend to get killed in wars. But these deaths are never reported in the context of all the good that is being accomplished there. It's always just "two more soldiers killed by a bomb yesterday" or something to that effect.

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