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New Military Recruits #7145804
01/20/21 06:15 AM
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So, what's everyone's opinion on how many young men and women will consider joining the military in the near future?

Maybe it's just me, but based off a new administration, and recent current events, and a seemingly different mind set in our country, I believe recruiters are going to have a substantially a tougher sell moving forward....???

Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7145835
01/20/21 06:56 AM
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Too many poor kids in the country, military is the only way out for alot of them.


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Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7145840
01/20/21 06:58 AM
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If the economy tanks thats leaves few options for many young people so they may still join. Your right though, this new regime never mentions anything about the military, in fact all they want to do right now is vet the great service men and women who left their jobs and families to go to DC because theyre afraid the military may turn on them. Sounds like a guilty conscience to me!!

Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7145841
01/20/21 06:58 AM
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My bet is they will do another cut back on the military.


�Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves. � � Winston Churchill








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Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7145844
01/20/21 07:01 AM
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My bet is that if they do join it is out of necessity like Jackie predicted b/c few patriots will view entering the service right now as being any better than joining the police academy in a liberal city where their hands will be tied.

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Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7145845
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There are always the good the bad and the ugly. Its the overall public taught mindset that will bring in issues.


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Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7145884
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I can imagine that recruiting for the National Guard will be difficult. It seems that they are being called up everywhere to perform functions that were unheard of not too long ago.

Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7145894
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There's no war going on so no need to have a huge military. It should be cut back some.

As far as young folks enlisting. There's still plenty that do, so many that plenty are turned away. Despite what older generations like to tell themselves I think these millennials and Z's are pretty darn patriotic. No draft needed.

Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7145897
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Say what?


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Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7145935
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Many young people share none of our opinions and none of our experiences.

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Originally Posted by Pike River
There's no war going on so no need to have a huge military. It should be cut back some.

As far as young folks enlisting. There's still plenty that do, so many that plenty are turned away. Despite what older generations like to tell themselves I think these millennials and Z's are pretty darn patriotic. No draft needed.


You need to get your water tested.




Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7145952
01/20/21 08:09 AM
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Weakened military ensures you do have wars and our enemy's are emboldened. I doubt China is cutting back on their military but that's what happens everytime the dumb o crats get in office, we cut military spending and everyone else on the planet ramps their's up.

Hope you enjoy China being the worlds super power instead of us!


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Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Pike River] #7145953
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Originally Posted by Pike River
There's no war going on so no need to have a huge military. It should be cut back some.

As far as young folks enlisting. There's still plenty that do, so many that plenty are turned away. Despite what older generations like to tell themselves I think these millennials and Z's are pretty darn patriotic. No draft needed.

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Re: New Military Recruits [Re: white dog] #7145957
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Originally Posted by white dog
Originally Posted by Pike River
There's no war going on so no need to have a huge military. It should be cut back some.

As far as young folks enlisting. There's still plenty that do, so many that plenty are turned away. Despite what older generations like to tell themselves I think these millennials and Z's are pretty darn patriotic. No draft needed.


You need to get your water tested.


Lol!

Re: New Military Recruits [Re: charles] #7145965
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Originally Posted by charles
Many young people share none of our opinions and none of our experiences.


How very true.


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Originally Posted by Pike River
There's no war going on so no need to have a huge military. It should be cut back some.

As far as young folks enlisting. There's still plenty that do, so many that plenty are turned away. Despite what older generations like to tell themselves I think these millennials and Z's are pretty darn patriotic. No draft needed.


I also disagree with your last two sentences. Many countries have a MANDATORY minimum draft / conscription, usually about 2 years. It would get some of these young people off their rears and to realize what discipline is, being responsible for your actions and knowing there are consequences in life instead of being "entitled", working at McDonalds, living with mommy & daddy, and playing video games. Nuff said.


"Humans are the hardest people to get along with."
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Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Jtrapper] #7146045
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Originally Posted by Jtrapper
Too many poor kids in the country, military is the only way out for alot of them.


Yep,
I know a guy who was a gangbanger from LA who joined the Army. He said his entire platoon was LA crips. It was their only way out. And that was 30 years ago.


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Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7146059
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If the French Foreign Legion can still fill it's ranks the U.S military can as well.

Biden is supposed to be offering a path to citizenship to 11 million illegals day one... our military can recruit from that if they have to and we can better follow the path of Rome.

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Originally Posted by Donnersurvivor
If the French Foreign Legion can still fill it's ranks the U.S military can as well.

Biden is supposed to be offering a path to citizenship to 11 million illegals day one... our military can recruit from that if they have to and we can better follow the path of Rome.



X2, towards the end of the Roman Empire, their legions had few Romans.

Re: New Military Recruits [Re: Hatchetman] #7146236
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The military is not paying $50 a month anymore, so I'm pretty sure they won't have no problem getting people to sign up for the money like I did.


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