You've heard the stories: military recruiters for the all-volunteer armed forces are having trouble meeting their quotas. They're trying hard to attract young people - particularly students looking for a career. But not all students are eager to talk to a military recruiter. Case-in-point: an undergrad at George Mason University who's encouraging other students NOT to sign on the dotted line, and who's now in legal trouble because of it. He could face charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct next week in Fairfax after he handed out pamphlets that surged young people not to join the military. It's a legal issue that's drawing a lot of attention, as we hear from reporter Raul Moreno.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Over here you can listen to a recent report by RBM on conflict between military recruiters and college students, broadcast by WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington. An excerpt from the lede: