International Forecaster Weekly

An Army Of AWOL

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Bob Chapman | October 9, 2004

George and the neocons are again backing into a draft by calling up an additional 5,600 former soldiers from a rarely used personnel pool to go to Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army has not been able to recruit 80,000 new soldiers for the regular Army and 22,000 for the Army reserve. Of the 5,600, 3,900 have received orders to report. This tactic will now be used repeatedly as people refuse to join up. Of those summoned, one-third have not shown up on time, with most of those requesting service exemptions or a delay in reporting. Some are simply AWOL. The Army is adding 1,000 recruiters and $12 million in advertising money to attract fresh cannon fodder.