Before You Enlist! (2006; 2011; 2018) (must-see)

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Updated: Mar. 20, 2019

Replaced video Sept. 26, 2016

Project on Youth & Non-Military Opportunities on Sep 13, 2014

Straight talk from soldiers, veterans and their family members tells what is missing from the sales pitches presented by recruiters and the military’s marketing efforts.

Updated: Mar. 20, 2019

Revised version for 2018

Before You Enlist (2018)

Telequest, Inc. on June 16, 2018

“Before You Enlist!” (2018) provides a rational voice to counter the seductive and often deceptive recruiting practices of the U.S. military. The message is not “don’t enlist” but rather to provide young people and their families a more complete picture of the life-altering consequences of joining the military – especially in wartime.

Produced by Telequest, Inc. with support from the American Friends Service Committee and National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY).

From the archives:

Don’t Enlist, But Don’t Just Take My Word For It by Lo

What if they gave a War? By Charles Sullivan (2006)

Stopping the War Machine: Military Recruiters Must Be Confronted

Wars Begin in High School Cafeterias by David Swanson

Don’t Enlist by Laurence M. Vance

Should Anyone Join the Military? by Laurence M. Vance


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