Thursday, June 17, 2004

Re-enlistment Blues

Via needlenose , the Rocky Mountain News reports on the impact of Iraq on Army re-enlistments. One item was mentioned in radio newscasts on Tuesday evening.

• At Fort Riley, Kan., whose 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division remains deployed in Iraq, re-enlistments are off sharply. Recruiters have signed only 50 percent of its quota for first-term re-enlistees, and 57 percent for mid-career soldiers.

There has always been a question whether a volunteer army can succeeed outside of peacetime.

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