The Army has removed a study from it website that admitted “recruiting an all-volunteer Army in times of war is getting increasingly difficult.” The Army study was based on interviews with 3,236 youths ages 16 to 24.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the study appeared briefly on the Defense Contracting Command website but has since been removed. [See cached version of the site w/ link to the now-removed study titled “U.S. Army Recruiting and Advertising Program – 2004”]
In recent days it has been revealed that the regular Army is 6 percent behind its year-to-date recruiting target, the Reserve is 10 percent behind, and the Guard is 26 percent short. In addition, the number of black volunteers in the Army has fallen 41 percent since 2000.