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US Army Recruits

Army Chief To Senate: Recruits Have Poor Diets, Are Unfit

Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living

U.S. Army recruits have had poorer diets and are less fit than past generations, making them more prone to injury from heavier loads lugged in com...

Afghan War: Will More Troops Curb Terror?

nytimes.com | ERIC SCHMITT and SCOTT SHANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Does the United States need a large and growing ground force in Afghanistan to prevent another major terrorist attack on American soil? ...

Older Recruits Joining The Army Due To Rising Unemployment

New York Times | James Dao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

And while the number of such recruits, more than 3,800, is small by Army standards, the pace of over-35 enlistment jumped sharply in the first months ...

Number Of U.S. Army Recruits With Criminal Records Doubles

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Army met its recruiting goals for the last year but enlisted thousands of new soldiers with criminal records and fewer who have earned high s...