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    I agree with you. Young people are very vulnerable to all kinds of very sophisticated, well-funded marketing and propaganda around this, and are like fish in a barrel for the recruiting machine.

    It's up to us a citizens to try to counter that:

    - politically (remember when Republicans made it unpatriotic for schools not to allow recruiters unfettered access on campus and to turn over home contact info to recruiters to call every student?)

    - culturally - educate young people on the moral issues, the harm some missions do, how it can hurt them

    - various other chances to speak out about supporting a legitmate military mission and opposing excesses

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