In the news:

Mar 27, 2023

Experts Question Military Recruiting Fixes Such as Pre-Boot Camp Courses

“The number one reason we’re struggling with recruiting right now is complacency — complacency because the military assumed that people would want to continue buying VHS tapes, compact discs, and riding Peloton bikes at home,” Thomas Spoehr, a retired three-star general and now director of the Center for National Defense at the Heritage Foundation, told attendees.

Read Next: Army Finds Mold in 2,100 Buildings Following Service-Wide Inspection

Random thoughts:

Currently active, and retired generals living today, have been associated with what wars won by the US?

Interesting that a link to mold in Army buildings is inserted into the page just before the retired general tells us that the problem is marketing.

“For Spoehr, one of the key issues is the type of leaders the services put in charge of recruiting policy.”

“The Army routinely puts people in charge of its recruiting enterprise who have never recruited or marketed a thing before in their lives,” he said. However, all the branches operate under similar policies.

Newspeople avoid any questioning or discussion:

General Spoehr, the officers available to lead in recruiting assignments have been part of a US Dept. of Defense that has a truly poor track record with undeclared wars. This record goes back to 1949, the year DOD was established.

The Dept. of Defense was nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since.

It feels like DOD specializes in undeclared/unwon wars.

Any college or pro football coach would have been fired a dozen times over for what DOD has done with the US Armed Forces during the fake GWOT era.

Recruiters, generals, elected officials, political think tanks and TV newspeople are A-OK with a list of excuses for difficulties in recruiting. Low unemployment, overweight young people, COVID, young people on meds, illegal drug use, etc.

They have a blind spot.

Decades after the lessons of Vietnam, it feels like the people who run the Pentagon specialize in undeclared/unwon wars.

Understandable why young people and their parents and grandparents would take a dim view on all this.

Another article with zero questions from newspeople on a US Dept. of Defense with a decades long tradition of not being able to stay out of or win undeclared wars in distant lands:

Mar 22, 2023 13News Now

Report: ‘Worst recruiting crisis since creation of the all-volunteer force’

Many interesting comments are posted below this video:

Alternative media is OK with asking questions:

WWII costume reminds us of a time before decades of undeclared/unwon wars stacked up:

Love to see the think tank ask:

Major General Davis,

Has dressing women to look like men had any positive or negative impact on recruiting?

55 minute think tank video avoids any questions on how the American people react to decades of undeclared/unwon wars, any need to validate US foreign policy, etc.

Also, no discussion related to the National Guard.

National Guard

The people of Minnesota need more applicants to maintain a place to live and a regular job in their hometown area when they are not doing time in foreign lands helping DOD with undeclared/unwon wars and missions completely unrelated to their home state.

A few decades back, people might think of the National Guard as one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer plus a way to support your home state by being ready to get called out for floods, fires, natural disasters, civil unrest, etc. Maybe a way to help the next state over if they needed it.

In recent years, the National Guard has been sent to Syria, Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo.

Any members of the press available to show up and ask why the people of Home State, USA needed services in distant lands, absent any military emergency, national emergency, draft, or declaration of war?

Recruiting crisis for Uncle Sam? Elected officials and top Pentagon Generals earned it.

Both major parties and the press appear to be OK with undeclared/unwon wars.

If DOD was an NFL team, sports talk radio would feature comments like:

The Dept. of Defense was nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since.


Excuses for US Military Recruiting Crisis

Any college or pro football coach would have been fired a dozen times over

America Deserves A Military Recruiting Crisis

How does Uncle Sam plan to attract young people to sign up in the years ahead?

Hey Moms and Dads – Ask A Recruiter

A Military Draft?

Cultural Honesty


Candidate (Fill in last name)

Decades after the lessons of Vietnam, it feels like the people who run the Pentagon specialize in undeclared/unwon wars.

What would be your role be in all this?


Below, are some random thoughts and questions newspeople will not ask. Our questions appear in bold type.

Was It A Fake War On Terror?


Possibly of interest:

How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.

Love to see newspeople interview elected officials and let us know how sending US Troops to Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, etc., is somehow defending the constitution.








A symbol of newspeople not asking questions, and a federal government that is OK with undeclared/unwon wars and telling lies about freedom, then blaming young people and their families when they lose interest in showing up.

Or, a symbol of federal government credibility and followers of both major parties, elected officials, newspeople and school teachers not asking questions.