Category Archives: Truth in Recruiting

Military Recruiting in the United States – a book by Pat Elder

A must read for those concerned with the increasingly heavy presence of military recruiters in our schools and at community events. This should be particularly interesting to parents of school-age youth, who are offered minimal information on how much the … Continue reading

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Thanks for Your Service, but Don’t Tell the Kids About It (We Need Them to Enlist)

The deceptive claims made by my recruiter were part of my motivation to visit high schools in lower-income towns and help educate students about the particular ways they might be misled by the recruiters in their schools’ hallways. By Emily … Continue reading

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Ben Griffin, VFP UK: The Making of a Modern British Soldier

Wow, watch this…trust us. Ben’s fascinating narrative could easily apply to any of the world’s top-tier militaries and his personal reflections brilliantly illustrate a service member’s experience. Ever wondered… Why do people join? What’s the training like? How do the … Continue reading

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VFP UK Launches Powerful Media Campaign

Amazing stuff. Thank you, @VFPUK. Must see videos for Truth in Recruiting activists and VFP members and allies. The best presentation of the Veterans For Peace mission statement ever: And… Truth in Military Recruiting…if military recruiters target small children, counter-recruiters should complete … Continue reading

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VFP Linus Pauling Chapter resumes TiR work

New school year…New Truth in Recruiting (TiR) opportunities. As the school year begins, the Linus Pauling Chapter is scheduling regular high school visits to help students considering joining the military make an intelligent decision. We hope to go one step further this … Continue reading

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VFP Corvallis sponsoring Benton County Fair Peace Booth

Volunteer staff slots going fast. Sign up today! Corvallis VFP Linus Pauling Chapter is one of the sponsors for 2014 Benton County Fair & Rodeo Peace Booth. The Fair runs from July 30 through August 2. If you would like to volunteer to … Continue reading

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Army Makes Case Against Enlisting

[ed. note:  We had read various reports about this paper from the Army War College, but none included the detail of analysis that David offers here. We were especially interested in this piece because some of us prepared papers for … Continue reading

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