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In the Pentagon's big problem: Americans do not want to serve in the army

June 9 2005

The Pentagon is facing serious problems because it can not for the spring conscription into the armed forces recruit the planned number of people. According to official figures for May all kinds of troops supplemented by a quarter of recruits is smaller than planned. In this case, set a quota has been reduced - with more than eight to less than seven thousand people.

U.S. Department of Defense binds a chronic shortage of the war in Iraq, which seriously diminished the zeal of those who had sought the army. It is assumed that this year the first time since 1999 will not complete the annual plan for military recruitment, said Russian news service. U.S. refused to call for a complete system of armed forces since 1973.

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