The press gang redux

I realize the military is hard-up for recruits but I have nothing but respect for the Marines, so I was dismayed to read this article: When Marine recruiters go way beyond the call.
Do we really need to take advantage of the young and unworldy to fill our ranks? If so, we’re in more trouble than I thought.






One response to “The press gang redux”

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    David Kolodney

    I’ve heard that before the War of 1812, the British Navy used to impress American seamen with their flashy uniforms and fancy party hats. This led to the burning of the White House.
    If they gone straight to that, there might have been a bi-lateral celebration, instead of a war.
    Then there would have bee no Battle of New Orleans, no President Andrew Jackson, the Democrats would still be called “The Republicans” and the Republicans still called “The Democrats.” And we’d be winning all these recent elections.