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2,707 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by Boredofu

Do you think contemporary Americans aged between 18 and 26 would produce an efficient fighting force if they were drafted into the military?

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17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 3/29/05 - 1:41:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
They would make a great fighting force, alebit probably not a very ogranized one. With games these days most of them would know exactly how to use the weapons and would probably not have much trouble killing someone.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/18/06 - 11:12:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
I seems that an awfull lot of them are obese now.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/18/06 - 11:17:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
With enough training to put them in shape they would be an efficient force..
Fat people can loose alot of weight when needed to, as in Biggest looser, or fat camp as i like to call it..
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/18/06 - 11:20:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
An efficiant force from ineffiecant training?
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/18/06 - 5:40:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
They'd do as well and as poorly as the 18 year olds drafted for the Viet Nam war.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/18/06 - 5:47:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 4/27/08 - 8:16:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't understand the connection some people seem to be making between playing video games and actual warfare. I would think that all of the fat asses playing video games would be detrimental to the efficiency of the fighting force. I would think that young men and women who engage themselves in "real" activities like hunting, boating, martial arts, rock climbing, team sports and the like would make much better soldiers.

Of course, with the right training, anyone in this age group should be moldable into an efficient soldier, but contemporary Americans would probably need more training than their counterparts from 40 years ago.
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 4/27/08 - 8:21:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think that anybody that's there against their own free will will be very efficient, but if they all volunteered and wanted to be there, I don't think they'd be that bad.

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