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Military Recruiting

No Gays, Please, We're Americans

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

I marvel at the contortions our government goes through to avoid welcoming gays and lesbians openly into the armed services, whether they be skilled, highly skilled, or not skilled at all.

More Americans Joining Military As Jobs Dwindle

nytimes.com | LIZETTE ALVAREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As the number of jobs across the nation dwindles, more Americans are joining the military, lured by a steady paycheck, benefits and training. The las...

Don't Tell, But the Military Is Now Recruiting Foreigners

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Foreigners on student or work visas are probably at least as good a bet as the serious felons the armed forces have been reduced to chasing after. Provided they're straight, of course.

Pentagon To Recruit Aliens On Visas

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Struggling to find enough doctors, nurses and linguists for the war effort, the Pentagon will temporarily recruit foreigners who ha...

Military Enrollment Increases In Economic Downturn

washingtonpost.com | Christian Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some of the largest investment firms on Wall Street are gone. The country's auto industry is on the verge of collapse. Banks are shedding jobs. But in...

Can We Surge in Afghanistan?

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

Surging in Afghanistan sounds great in theory, but I wonder if it ever occurred to the presidential candidates that we missed our opportunity 7 years ago?

A Six-Figure Solution Missing One Common-Sense Addition

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Retaining good straight troops to the tune of $150,000 with Arabic skills may be an investment worth making, but in the long run, that platoon of lesbians might just turn out to be priceless, too.

More than 1 in 10 Army Recruits Now Given "Moral Waivers"

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Though dozens of these soldiers would not have qualified for law enforcement jobs in this country, the military sent them to Iraq, where troops often function as police officers.

One Enlists, One Graduates

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

My son's friend enlisted in the Army because he was lost. He joined because in an economy with few good-paying jobs and little opportunity, it was the best future he could envision for himself.