Friday, September 15, 2006

The Best and the Brightest

Check out this excellent summary of the recruiting problems of the US military from Asia Times.

Among other points:

1. Between 2004 and 2005, the numbers of military recruits who had committed serious crimes rose by 54%.

2. Recruiting in youth prisons.

3. Recruiting straight out of urban gangs.

4. Recruiting among neo-Nazi groups.

The American military--the few and the proud.