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Setback For Counter Recruitment Efforts

Court Tosses Bans on Military Recruitment of Minors

By STEVEN M. ELLIS, Staff Writer  December 20, 2010

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a decision striking down ordinances in two Northern California cities barring military recruitment of minors.

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Victory For Counter Recruitment

Kevin Young, Friday, October 22, 2010, The Comment Factorydontenlist

Young people tend to enlist in the military when they see no better option for their future. Far from being an “all-volunteer” force, as commonly asserted, the US military survives in large part by coercing economically-disadvantaged and jobless youth into its ranks while promising them huge enlistment bonuses, money for college, job training, and other benefits.

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Army AWOL

Army Report: AWOLs Up 234%

By Aaron Glantz, Huffington Post [August 12, 2010]

Tucked into this massive Army report on suicide is an interesting fact: Since 2004, the number of soldiers going

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Gangs in the Military

'Scary' growth of gangs in war zones

Chicago cop who served in Afghanistan and Iraq has warning: Gang members are coming home with military traininggangs_merged

July 18, 2010 BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter

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