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Thread #85161   Message #1576137
Posted By: dianavan
04-Oct-05 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: How low can you go?
Subject: BS: How low can you go?
I thought that the soldiers involved with torture in Iraq must have had questionable intelligence to take part in such inhumanity to man but now this -

From The Nation:

"Facing recruiting shortages brought on by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has decided to accept a greater number of recruits who score near the bottom of military aptitude tests, the secretary of the Army said Monday.

Coming off a recruiting year in which the Army fell short of its goal of 80,000 active-duty soldiers, Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey announced that the Army would allow up to 4% of its recruiting class to be Category IV recruits — those who scored between the 16th and 30th percentile in the battery of aptitude tests that the Defense Department gives to all potential military personnel."

Just what the U.S. Army needs, more recruits who do what they're told without thinking about the consequences.