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there has been an obvious shift......
By:  Tron (Moderators; 6217)
Posted on: 06-09-2005 21:21.
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I've seen less recruiting in the theme of college and career opportunities. I recently saw an Army NG commercial saying "its not about tuition" and so on and emphasized it was about pride or civil duty. I think that's a correct way to advertise. I was watching the NBC nightly news about how recruitment was down for the Army and Marines. They blamed the death toll as being a deterrent. I think that's a dubious argument. Given the scale of the operation and the number of troops deployed, the death toll is a pretty low %. I also don't blame anyone who doesn't want to go to Iraq just to be shot at and play police of a seemingly complacent population.