Troops Recruitment At A High

December 14th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Troops Recruitment At A High

Long Island Newsday
December 13, 2006
Pg. 28

Though Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the war in Iraq, the Pentagon said yesterday it is having success enlisting new troops. The Navy and Air Force met their recruiting goals last month while the Army and Marine Corps exceeded theirs, the Defense Department announced. The Army, which is bearing the brunt of the work in Iraq, did the best. It signed up 6,485 recruits in November compared with its target of 6,150 - meaning 105 percent of its goal. All the services turned in similar performances in October as well, meaning they so far are meeting their goals for the 2007 budget year that began Oct. 1. The progress in recruiting comes as U.S. pessimism over Iraq mounts, according to a recent AP-Ipsos poll. Some 63 percent of Americans said they don't expect a stable, democratic government to be established in Iraq, up from 54 percent who felt that way in June.
December 14th, 2006  
good to hear.

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