Military recruitment is down significantly.
Amid the first conventional war in Europe since 1945 and China’s massive military buildup — including nuclear weapons — the U.S. military is experiencing a dangerous drop in its warfighting capability. The U.S. Army, the largest service, has only reached 40 percent of its recuiting goal with just more than three months remaining in the fiscal year.
Leftists aren’t exactly the predominant demographic to choose the military life. When you turn the military into something that actively repels the demographic that would traditionally be drawn in that direction, it shouldn’t be a surprise when recruitment dries up.
“We need people to volunteer to serve in the military but we really don’t want the people who would voluntarily serve in the military.”
Great philosophy for success. Kind of reminds me of Groucho Marx’ quip that he wouldn’t want to be a member of any club with low enough standards to accept him as a member.
My son was considering entering the military (Marines) after he graduated from college ten years ago or so. Interestingly, the fact that he didn’t use ROTC to pay for his college ended up being a detriment. After the process dragged on for over a year, he finally decided to write it off and go in a different direction. I’m certainly glad he dodged that bullet.