The U.S. Army missed its April recruiting goal by a whopping 42 percent and the Army Reserve fell short by 37 percent, officials said on Tuesday, showing the depth of the military's wartime recruiting woes.
Military recruiters have said potential recruits and their parents were expressing wariness about enlisting during the Iraq war. They said improving civilian job opportunities also were affecting recruiting.
Yeah, right. Flippin' burgers is lookin' a lot better than becoming one yourself for no good reason, ain't it? Kids today must be smarter than I gave them credit for.
I have no doubt the Army will come up with some solution. Can you say "Stop Loss"? Can you say "Fixer 'n Gordon, fall in!"?