I was talking tonight to a friend who’s going to West Point.
He is getting paid to go to college, and this summer will be getting paid to learn how to parachute and to take some summer classes in France. Next fall, he’ll be getting paid again to study abroad in France. When he graduates, he’ll be able to choose from a multitude of jobs, most of which don’t even involve getting shot at.
Why is it that the military has to try so hard to recruit people?