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    https://news.usni.org/2018/05/03/10-...ation-underway

    Has recruitment criteria and caliber of folks willing to serve in this type of unit where personnel must absolutely be above reproach, since the US entered into an unnecessary and what should be a regrettable war in Iraq, been lowered? Is it battle fatigue? Is it a note on society? Why? Why? Why?
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    This is not good.
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    Lower standards because of no draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sundealer View Post
    Lower standards because of no draft.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a...nd_dumber.html
    I realize that, but people have never been “drafted” into elite units...I am wondering if the military has lowered the standards for the more elite units because of a shortage of applicants?

    But, absolutely when the military is abused and/or misused by administrations recruitment is down, especially when unemployment is low.

    Then there are those who will serve regardless because it is who they are and what they want to do. I remember my son saying when he was a young pilot in the 82d ABN Div that he couldn’t believe that “they” paid him to fly a Cobra and fire rockets and missiles AND! jump out of airplanes. He said he should pay them...
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    Gee, would you really want to be placed in a combat situation with all the BS at the puzzle palace. I surely wouldn't. Then of course if you get dinged you have the VA for medical. A losing situation all around imo.
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