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And we were doing so well before Bush's Iraqi foray. Link below; my emphasis.

"The Army, which expects to miss its 2005 recruiting goal by about 12,000, already is falling behind for next year.

The pool of recruits who sign up as much as a year before they report for training is dwindling. So far, 3,100 have signed up for 2006, according to Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky. The Army says it hopes to have 7,200 recruits in the pool by Oct. 1, when the 2006 recruiting year begins. By comparison:

• The Army started the 2005 recruiting year with about 14,700 recruits in the delayed entry pool. It is making up some of the shortfall in recruiting by re-enlisting soldiers at a higher-than-expected rate. But the Army also has tried to trim this year's shortfall by rushing many delayed entry enlistees into basic training"


http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=676&e=3&u=/usatoday/20050727/ts_usatoday/fewerearlysignupsasarmystrugglestorecruitsoldiers
 

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as ussual when you find the worst trends and comment on them you must ignore facts that don't support your "misleading lies"

like this fact
Maj. Gen. Michael Rochelle, who heads Army Recruiting Command, said recruiting in July is slightly ahead of its goal,

No link needed it was hidden in the propoganda of Dis' opinion style article...

But here is one from a less biased source....
And although many high school students sign up for military service under delayed entry programs before graduating, military recruiters don’t count them against their numbers until they actually ship off for basic training. As important as it is to get would-be recruits to sign their names on the dotted line, they’re not considered “accessions” until they report for duty, he explained. “That’s the number that directly relates to readiness,” Gilroy said.

Working to draw more members into its ranks while keeping standards high is a considerable challenge, Gilroy acknowledged, particularly since the Army boosted its end-strength figures last year. The Army’s 80,000-recruit goal for fiscal 2005 is 3,000 higher than last year’s requirement and 6,200 higher than the previous year’s, he pointed out.

But then again they say the improving economy is part of the factor, Something Dis also claims is not true dispite "facts" shown proving her wrong...

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/armyjoin/a/febrecruitgoal.htm[/quote]
 

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Steve said:
as ussual when you find the worst trends and comment on them you must ignore facts that don't support your "misleading lies"

like this fact
Maj. Gen. Michael Rochelle, who heads Army Recruiting Command, said recruiting in July is slightly ahead of its goal,

No link needed it was hidden in the propoganda of Dis' opinion style article...

:lol: We know they lowered the goal for June from June '04. Perhaps they did the same with July? We'll see when those numbers come out. I'll be sure and post it.

But here is one from a less biased source....
And although many high school students sign up for military service under delayed entry programs before graduating, military recruiters don’t count them against their numbers until they actually ship off for basic training. As important as it is to get would-be recruits to sign their names on the dotted line, they’re not considered “accessions” until they report for duty, he explained. “That’s the number that directly relates to readiness,” Gilroy said.

Working to draw more members into its ranks while keeping standards high is a considerable challenge, Gilroy acknowledged, particularly since the Army boosted its end-strength figures last year. The Army’s 80,000-recruit goal for fiscal 2005 is 3,000 higher than last year’s requirement and 6,200 higher than the previous year’s, he pointed out.

A less biased source! The Army recruiting site? You've got to be kidding! :D Yes, they don't count them until they actually ship to basic training. They don't have much of a chance of being killed until they get to Iraq either, but either way, the Army is way behind in meeting their goals for '05 and already behind for '06.

But then again they say the improving economy is part of the factor, Something Dis also claims is not true dispite "facts" shown proving her wrong...

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/armyjoin/a/febrecruitgoal.htm

Your "improving" economy may be a factor, but the main factor is the war in Iraq. I know more than one youngster that would be in uniform if it wasn't for Bush's war.
 

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We know they lowered the goal for June from June '04.


I would say that unless you can back it up, then it is an out right lie

gee now how can they raise the numbers for the entire year, yet "lower it for June"? and project however you want....because looking at the "facts, shows they are Ahead of Goals as of July 2005
 

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