US military recruiting goals met for the first time in 35 years
The US military has managed to meet its recruiting goals for the first time in more than 35 years. Hundreds of thousands of young men have enlisted.
The way we see it, it could be due to two potential factors.
1. The financial crisis. Considering the financial climate the US military is a good place to be in to avoid total personal bankruptcy.
2. It's all about Obama. Everyone wants to show they are good for their country and they are ready to make a difference in the world. And with Obama becoming a president, it is believed there's a good chance that showing the good will is going to be good enough. The actual hope is that there's no need to go to war just because you have enlisted. So it could be sort of shallow reasoning for the most part.
Are we going to see a mass desertion should Obama start sending more and more troops to Middle-East?