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Desertion decline since 9/11

A short note on military desertion in the USA Today deserves notice: "At least 8,000 members of the all-volunteer U.S. military have deserted since the Iraq war began, Pentagon records show, although the overall desertion rate has plunged since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001."

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If you want to understand why this is a non-story, I refer you to the always readable ’Generation Why?’

More Anti-Troop Bias
"There were 9,581 deserters in 2001 alone... 2 years BEFORE the Iraq war began and then 2 years AFTER the start of the war, there were only 3,456...."

I had the pleasure of seeing a deserter in jail on charges of AWOL.

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