Army National Guard Fails Short of Recruiting Goal by 30 Percent
The U.S. military again failed to meet recruiting goals. To make up for the serious shortage, the U.S. began a "back door" draft: Soldiers can't leave the military, even after their enlistment contracts end. U.S. deaths in Iraq reached 109 for November, and 1,230 since the war began. An additional 9,000 are wounded, and 15,000 more are injured or ill, many of them from the National Guard or Reserve. Young men and women are voting with their feet against the Iraq War by not enlisting or re-enlisting, and this means a full-scale draft looms on the horizon.
Starmail - 26. Nov, 15:05