Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Military Desertion

[Posted by T.C.]

Apparently there are some things that DO demonstrate the willingness of our all volunteer forces to support the President's fight against terror... for example:

The Army, Navy and Air Force reported 7,978 desertions in 2001, the year of the September 11th attacks, but only 3,456 in 2005. The Marine Corps also showed a drop in desertion numbers last year compared to 2001.

Desertions in 2005 represented less than a quarter (.24) of one percent of the 1.4 million American forces. During the Vietnam era, 3.4% of Army personnel deserted.

According to yesterday's article by Carl Limbacher the desertion rate of ALL services showed a drop after 9/11. AND most deserters return on their own after a few months with only a few court martialed.

You'd have never guessed that from anything CNN, ABC or CBS presented to the public....