Army Shows Desperation to Keep Troops
Even though the Army "assigned more recruiters, pledged more money, and lowered quality standards," it has had a hard time meeting recruiting numbers these past few months. The latest order from Washington shows just how far the administration will go to keep numbers up. A new Army directive "attempts to alleviate the personnel crunch by retaining soldiers who are earmarked for early discharge during their first term of enlistment because of alcohol or drug abuse, unsatisfactory performance, or being overweight, among other reasons."
(also see: http://jack-dalton.blogspot.com/2005/06/dismissed.html )