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How to Increase Military Recruitment

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:10
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lewrockwell.com / By Laurence M. Vance / November 29, 2016

The U.S. military is in trouble.

Even after lowering enlistment standards, relaxing physical requirements for women, allowing homosexuals to serve openly, raising the age limit to join, expanding maternity and paternity leave, increasing childcare hours on base, updating the military promotion system, permitting women to be in combat positions, and opening up the military to transgender individuals, the military is having a recruitment problem.

Speaking recently at the City College of New York, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter lamented that military recruiting is shrinking and “more and more military personnel are coming from fewer and fewer states.”

Turns out that 40 percent of new recruits are coming from just six states, people from rural areas are twice as likely to serve as those from urban areas, most officers come from northern states while most enlisted men come from southern states, and less than 1 percent of Americans have served in the military.

“We would be missing an opportunity if we kept fishing only in the same geographic ponds we always have,” said Carter. “Instead, we need to seize that opportunity by fishing in more ponds, new ponds and ponds we haven’t been to in a long time.”

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  • join the military, complete your statitst indoctrination and espouse the state propaganda and then venture out to foreign countries and MURDER PEOPLE FOR CORPORATIONS PROFIT!

    Since there were no wmd’s in iraq and they never attacked the US, explain why the US MURDERED MILLIONS OF IRAQI’S??
    Libya never attacked the US, explain why the US assisted ISIS/et al to destroy Libya?
    Afghanistan never attacked the US, explain why the US MURDERED all those Afghani’s?
    Vietnam never attacked the US, explain why the US MURDERED MILLIONS OF VIETNAMESE??
    The US was not attacked in ww1, explain why the US murdered millions in Europe?
    The US was not attacked, but initiated the Spanish/American war, explain why?
    There are many many many more instances but you can’t or won’t explain those either! Hyperbole, justification, rationalization and fraud and lies aren’t answers as to why the US attacked all the countries it has attacked!

    out of the last 220 years, the US government has had it’s military involved in armed conflict for 200 of those 220 years.. The US was attacked only ONCE during ww2. Explain why the US is involved in armed conflict during those 200 years, I DARE YOU!
    ITS FOR CORPORATE PROFIT!

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