It may not be the best idea, but it might attract more people because they don't have to commit themselves to 2 or more years. Also, with more soldiers possibly enlisting because of this, the retention percentage may increase because it wouldn't have been so "miserable" as a longer enlistment.
PLUS, with the current war going on, they need as many fresh recruits as possible and can always stop loss them. That's probably what will happen to most of them because they will go to a unit getting ready to deploy, and 90 days out they are stop lossed.
They also started a new reenlistment program where you can renenlist anywhere from 24 to 18 months out from ETS at the needs of the Army. Then 18 months and on, you have your options like you would at 1 year.
This could possibly keep people in longer.... not sure though.
\"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.\" - George Orwell