This is one of the most honest articles I have seen about the US Armed Forces recruiting crisis:

June 30, 2023 The Wall Street Journal

The Military Recruiting Crisis: Even Veterans Don’t Want Their Families to Join

Here is a friendly, made for TV interview:

Our take:

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.

Love to see TV newspeople question high ranking DOD civilians on this. The press has turned away from asking difficult questions, so these are the sort of interviews we will not be seeing.

The Army Secretary offers plenty of excuses for recruiting troubles at the start of the video below:

Americans want honesty.

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.

Currently serving four-star officers and high level DOD civilians have been associated with what wars won by the US?

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.

We were told we needed to send troops to Vietnam.

Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

Some may have become skeptical along the way.

Will an older generation encourage a younger generation to do time in the US Armed Forces in the years ahead?

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

Goofy US Army interview:

Found a part of the internet where comments are still welcome:

June 14, 2023 Task & Purpose

Army secretary concerned ‘woke military’ criticism could hurt the service

From comments:

“She’s not entirely wrong. As a veteran, I’ve talked at least 6 people out of joining the military. The poor treatment of veterans, the inability to win wars and completely clueless generals like Milley are destroying the mightiest military in the world. The military simply does not have your back. They are on the Anheuser Busch path. Everything from support of transgender, to not being to yell at soldiers in basic training, promotion based solely on diversity, renaming military bases, demonizing white soldiers…why would anyone want to join this train wreck?”

Alternative media still has permission to ask questions:

On The GOP Side

Many comments are posted below the video above.

Here is one:

“Lindsay earned the hate. People are tired of the warmongers”

Also South Carolina:

South Carolina National Guard to Africa – Zero Questions from Newspeople

“Their commitment to protecting our freedom…”



Random Thoughts – Recruiting Crisis

Hostile Forces in Distant Lands

Schmoozy Interview With The General – Recruiting Crisis

Decades after the lessons of Vietnam

We were told…

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

Cultural Honesty

Candidate (Fill in last name)


Possibly of interest:

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

Was It A Fake War On Terror?


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.

Look for newspeople and school teachers to ask zero questions in these areas.

Veterans Day Nonsense








Something from the last century