It seems that the National Guard has a new mission that requires special skills like the ability to work free of little distractions such as mathematical reasoning.
Recruiting standards have fallen dramatically. Dropouts and delinquents on the one hand, and middle-aged newcomers on the other hand, have been filling in the gaps. Trying to find 749,000 new soldiers will require lowering standards even further – and that won’t make the nation more secure.
High school seniors should not believe the promises of that military recruiter: It turns out that the military has been taking soldiers money and withholding it, cheating young Americans who have been to war.