OFFENSIVE MANEUVERS

THE ARMY, ALREADY TROUBLED BY SEXUALLY PREDATORY DRILL SERGEANTS, HAS A PROBLEM WITH ITS RECRUITERS TOO

The first place women meet today's Army is not at boot camp but in America's clean and well-lighted recruiting stations, where teenagers go to get the military sales pitch. When 18-year-old Carissa Schaper walked into one last year in St. Peters, Missouri, she thought she was safe. But as she later told an Army investigator, she was taken aback by what she saw and heard. "It's not a question of whether we can get you into the Army," she was told on her second visit, "but can the Army get into you?" The recruiters seemed more interested in enlisting her for...

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