Education: Peace Crusade

A new breed of antiwar activist takes on military recruiters

The nation's high schools have long been a favorite hunting ground for the military. Caught between adolescence and adulthood, at an age when possibilities seem boundless but money often is not, graduating seniors are ideal candidates for recruitment into the armed services. With federally sponsored job-training and financial-aid programs virtually dismembered by the Reagan Administration, the military has sought to fill the void by stressing its willingness to outfit men and women for high-tech careers and provide aid for higher education. Says Captain George Karpinski, an Army recruiter in the Atlanta area: "Seventeen- and 18-year-olds are our primary market."

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