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Unravelling of the US Military

Zia Mian
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 40, No. 30 (Jul. 23-29, 2005), pp. 3235-3236
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4416921
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Abstract

Newspapers describe the US army as facing one of the greatest recruiting challenges in its history, despite the enormous incentives now being offered to join the military. A study commissioned by the army found that resistance to recruitment was due to popular objection to the war in Iraq, the casualities and media coverage of the torture at Abu Ghraib. Solutions include a bill that was introduced in the Senate but that has not yet been voted on: offering legal status and eligibility for citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants residing in the US. The nightmare of war is offered as the prelude to the 'American dream'.

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