Recruiters are looking for reasons other than themselves. So they blame the pool.

Unless you're talking about a military base or a community whose National Guard unit has been deployed, there's not much impact on daily life.

If norms change, the military has to adapt to the changes or get left behind.

The fear is that the military is going to try to replace, consciously or unconsciously, African-Americans with Hispanics.

The military constantly has to adapt to the society it recruits from.

The level of compensation hasn't been changed since 1984. Of the 15 nearest cities, our mayor and council are paid the least. That is a gross injustice.

There are other National Guard units across the country that are doing just OK.