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    "Myers did not give specific figures, but military officials provided preliminary data showing the active-duty Army exceeded its June recruiting goal of 5,650 by 507 and the Army Reserve, made up of part-time soldiers, topped its June target of 3,610 by 41.

    The final numbers for June, set to be released July 11, could be slightly different, officials said."

    Those numbers aren't real? Is there any reason for the comments?

    "Myers' comments came a day before Army officials were set to testify before Congress about recruiting problems."

    Ahh, I see

    We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty. DA

    by nonverbalcoma on Thu Jun 30, 2005 at 05:06:49 AM PDT

    •  5,650 + 3,610 = 9,260 (none)
      If you count the recruitment of supposed part time soldiers in the Reserve you get to the roughly 9000 a month they said they'd need to average to meet their goal of 80,000 by September.  The question then becomes whether the 9,000 number was for recruitment of active-duty soldiers alone or whether it included Army Reserve too.

      This aggression will not stand, man.

      by kaleidescope on Thu Jun 30, 2005 at 07:49:33 AM PDT

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