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The New Face of Military Recruiting


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Graffiti, Worchester Military Recruitment Center. Credit: Mike Benedetti

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.

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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:

Oakland, CA

One Voice
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

Code Pink Counter Recruitment

The War Comes Home

Soldiers of Misfortune: Abusive U.S. Military Recruitment and Failure to Protect Child Soldiers

JAMRS -Joint Advertising market Research and Studies

Journalist Anna Sussman’s website:

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Join the Military

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