• Not literally, but recruitment rates are lower than the had been. There are a slew of potential reasons why.
    • Linda Joy
      I wonder if they cut enlistment bonuses... I don't know much about it these days. I just hope they have better enlistment requirements than they did during Viet Nam!
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      More youths coming of age are less able to meet the physical requirements than ever before. I'm not sure that's the biggest contributor, but it can't be a good trend.
  • What country? Some still have compulsory service. Here is info on US:
    • 11stevo73
      very few are joining here? What about USA? Every former member of the ADF I've ever meet has told everyone in sundry to never join. I spent 5 years working on RAAF bases so meet a few of them
    • 11stevo73
      does that page you linked to bother you?

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