Republished with permission from David Swanson at World Beyond War
by Pat Elder
World Beyond War, July 16, 2017
July 18, 2017
Ominous developments in three states this summer – Oregon, Texas, New Jersey, and one city – Chicago, provide a glimpse into the Pentagon’s new playbook to recruit soldiers from high schools across the country. In brief, the military has been engaged in a robust lobbying campaign to lower academic standards to make it easier to recruit youth.