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Reform Comes To Military Training

By Alexander Russo — May 02, 2007 1 min read
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You might find it hard to imagine sympathizing with military recruiters and boot camp drill instructors -- perhaps until you read The Army We Have in the upcoming Atlantic magazine ($), which details just how much “restructuring” military trainers are having to undergo in order to deal with the challenges they’re facing in finding ways to motivate and shape a skill-lacking, individualistic, video-game generation of kids. Support the war or not, it’s a story about difficult changes and reforms for a large, tradition-bound bureaucracy that has been long doing it it’s own way. Sound familiar?

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