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Coming up short for the "all volunteer" Army

October 21, 2004 9:53 AM

-- off 45% in recruiting reserves, and 30% on regular recruits, despite having bumped up various cash bonuses including a 50% increase in tuition incentives. They are adding a thousand new recruiters.

Thankfully, Bush has been very clear about the draft situation: "I made it very plain we will not have an all-volunteer army. And yet this week... We will have an all-volunteer army. Let me restate that: We will not have a draft."

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Read the 2 comments.

Right Wing Robby:

They are not going to use a draft, but other ways to increase our numbers. Adding more recruiters is one way to do it.

Very good Jim.

Thu Oct 21 2004 11:02 AM


"The Army has launched an advertising campaign to encourage more young people to enlist. This year, the Army's goal is to recruit nearly 75,000 new soldiers, but officers say they're likely to fall short by perhaps 7,000 recruits." Fiscal year 1999 - under the peace loving president Clinton.

During the "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time," the US actually is ahead of recruitment during last democrat presidency. Why no draft then?

Thu Oct 21 2004 11:22 AM

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