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Military Enlistment

Blacks Outpace Other Female Recruits In U.S. Military

The New York Times | JAMES DAO | Posted 12.23.2011 | Black Voices

Black women are enlisting in the military at far higher rates than are white or Hispanic women, and they now represent nearly a third of all the women...

A Tale of Two Contracts

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Natelson

While "tangible inducements" to minors may now be a forbidden tactic in credit card marketing, military recruiters continue to ply students with key chains, hats, and t-shirts in pursuit of their goals.

US Soldiers Re-Enlisting Because Of Poor Economy

AP | JOHN MILBURN and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT RILEY, Kan. — Sgt. Ryan Nyhus spent 14 months patrolling the deadly streets of Baghdad, where five members of his platoon were shot and one...

African-American Enrollment Down 58 Percent Since 2000

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

African-Americans, whose longstanding relationship with the US military helped them prove their abilities and offered a way to get ahead, have turned ...