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Stretched to supply the manpower to fight two wars, the US military has stepped up efforts to recruit teenagers and young adults. Videogames, social networks, and the schools themselves are all fertile soil for Pentagon recruiters.
On this edition, guest host Anna Sussman hosts a roundtable discussion about the new face of military recruiting, and counter-recruiting efforts taking place.
Check out the full-length version of this discussion:
Sandra Schwartz, American Friends Service Committee San Francisco Peace Education Coordinator; David Ledesma, One Voice Executive Director; Sokthy Mean, Bay-Peace counter recruiter.
For more information:
San Jose, CA
National Network Opposing Militarism of Youth
American Friends Service Committee Youth and Militarism Program
United For Peace and Justice Counter Military Recruitment Campaign
Soldiers of Misfortune: Abusive U.S. Military Recruitment and Failure to Protect Child Soldiers
JAMRS -Joint Advertising market Research and Studies
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