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ablbodyed Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 07:40 AM
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4. Not sure you're correct....
about this. That pre-supposes that the (mainly) youths who are the targets of recruiting campaigns are paying attention to what's going on. They are very prone to unquestioning acceptence (as I was, and most of us here on DU were at that age) of the lies and obfuscations presented. Not all, of course, but CERTAINLY enough will sucumb to the lies to fulfill the quotas. Add the economy, especially, for young minorities, and you get an even greater push to enlist. As for only half of respondants saying that they will re-enlist, I think that that number is high. When I was in the Navy (and a cute Little Stud Muffin, much to my amazement, when I look at pictures) in 1968-73 far fewer were willling to re-up.

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  -Iraq, Stars & Stripes survey, 1/2 don't plan to reenlist G_j  Oct-20-03 06:58 AM   #0 
  - What happens when a reservist, or guard soldiers enlistment  freddie57   Oct-20-03 07:09 AM   #1 
  - I think they're IN  trof   Oct-20-03 07:20 AM   #3 
  - See Mari333's rant on this...  JHB   Oct-20-03 08:31 AM   #9 
     - My son also told me that they get some of the guys drunk  Mari333   Oct-20-03 11:47 AM   #13 
        - I read your "rant"  G_j   Oct-20-03 12:03 PM   #14 
  - I want to know where new enlitsment stands....  vi5   Oct-20-03 07:17 AM   #2 
  - Not sure you're correct....  ablbodyed   Oct-20-03 07:40 AM   #4 
  - Add to that  ewagner   Oct-20-03 08:26 AM   #7 
     - Class "Warfare"  G_j   Oct-20-03 11:30 AM   #10 
  - These are people who are ignorant of what's going on...  Why   Oct-20-03 07:41 AM   #5 
     - I see the point of both of these posts....but still....  vi5   Oct-20-03 07:52 AM   #6 
        - It seems there is no way  G_j   Oct-20-03 08:28 AM   #8 
  - All part of the plan  MetaTrope   Oct-20-03 11:37 AM   #11 
  - I Wonder If The Percentage Of "Out" Is Higher  Don_G   Oct-20-03 11:43 AM   #12 
  - no doubt about it  G_j   Oct-20-03 06:05 PM   #16 
  - Tee hee, they'd "rather throw up than re-up". . .  frankzappa   Oct-20-03 01:48 PM   #15 

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