The Nation: Move Over, Willie

At a time when many young Americans flee the country or go to jail rather than face induction, coaxing today's youth to volunteer for military service is almost like asking Army Chief of Staff General William Westmoreland to join the Weatherman. Yet such is the Army's faith in its new mod style that it has launched a 13-week, $10.6 million radio and television campaign —one of the most expensive ever conducted by a federal agency—to sell the idea of enlisting.

The Army's Uncle Sam no longer waves a bony finger from recruiting posters announcing...

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