2.04.06 exposing realities of life in the military
Despite being in a distant building at Wayne State University, and being in a room that took me half an hour to find once I arrived at the building, a team of us from the National Network Opposed to the Militarization of Youth (including primarily the American Friends Service Committee's Youth and Militarism Program, the War Resisters League, and Peace Action Wisconsin) facilitated an
This post repeats the content of the list at http://www.peaceworkmagazine.org/blog/military-recruiting-abuses-... but with the youtube videos embedded in this page.
Military recruiters have a quota, or what they call a "mission," specifying how many people they're expected to enlist each month. When they don't reach their quotas, they're often pressured intensely, ordered to work overtime, and threatened with career-ending consequences. Not all recruiters lie, but lies by military recruiters aren't the exception, they're common. ABC in New York, for example, sent hidden cameras into recruiting stations in 2006 and found 5 of 10 recruiters they taped lied on camera (see item 11).
In November of 2006, Peacework listed as a resource the article in the prestigious medical journal, Lancet, which concluded that between 392,000 and 942,000 "excess deaths" ensued after the US invasion of Iraq from 2003-2006.