9/30/2005

Army in Worst Recruiting Slump in Decades - Yahoo! News

DUH! Army is the top in KIA, what did you expect Bushies ? Enlist, will ya ? -- law

WASHINGTON - The Army is closing the books on one of the leanest recruiting years since it became an all-volunteer service three decades ago, missing its enlistment target by the largest margin since 1979 and raising questions about its plans for growth.

Many in Congress believe the Army needs to get bigger — perhaps by 50,000 soldiers over its current 1 million — in order to meet its many overseas commitments, including the wars in
Iraq and
Afghanistan. The Army already is on a path to add 30,000 soldiers, but even that will be hard to achieve if recruiters cannot persuade more to join the service.

Officials insist the slump is not a crisis

Army in Worst Recruiting Slump in Decades - Yahoo! News

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