Tuesday, March 13, 2007

US Military in the News

Kudos to Marine Gen. Peter Pace for not being afraid to speak his mind:
A senior US army chief has said he supports the Pentagon's ban on gays serving in the military.
Speaking in an interview published by the Chicago Tribune newspaper, Marine Gen. Peter Pace said he believed homosexual acts were "immoral".
Marine Gen. Pace said: "As an individual, I would not want (acceptance of gay behaviour) to be our policy, just like I would not want it to be our policy that if we were to find out that so-and-so was sleeping with somebody else's wife, that we would just look the other way, which we do not. We prosecute that kind of immoral behaviour."
Also in the Telegraph:
US Army recruiters are targeting teenage paintball enthusiasts in an attempt to fill the gaps in military ranks.
Paintball contests, in which camouflaged players charge around the woods splattering each other with gas guns that fire paint pellets, are now more popular in America than surfing, snowboarding or even baseball - attracting 10.4 million participants.
Spotting the pastime's similarity to charging around Iraq in camouflage shooting real guns, the army hopes that some of the "weekend warriors" can be tempted to make a more serious commitment to soldiering.

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