Military Recruiting in the United States
Military Recruiting in the United States provides a fearless and penetrating description of the deceptive practices of the U.S. military as it recruits American youth into the armed forces. Long-time antiwar activist Pat Elder exposes the underworld of American military recruiting in this explosive and consequential book. The book describes how recruiters manage to convince youth to enlist. It details a sophisticated psy-ops campaign directed at children. Elder describes how the military encourages first-person shooter games and places firearms into the hands of thousands using the schools, its JROTC programs, and the Civilian Marksmanship Program to inculcate youth with a reverence for guns. Previously unpublished investigative work reveals how indoor shooting ranges in schools are threatening the health of children and school staff through exposure to lead particulate matter. The book provides a kind of “what’s coming next manual” for European peacemakers as they also confront a rising tide of militarism. The book examines the disturbing, nurturing role of the Catholic Church in recruiting youth. It surveys the wholesale military censorship of Hollywood films, pervasive military testing in the high schools, and an explosion of military programs directed toward youth. For more information, visit: www.counter-recruit.org or order the complete book on Amazon or direct from the author.
"If our culture better understood the truths in this book, the GI Rights Hotline would get fewer calls from military personnel in crisis." - Bill Galvin, Counseling Coordinator, Center on Conscience & War and counselor and board member, the GI Rights Hotline
The Civilian Marksmanship Program Introduces American School Children To The Intoxicating Use Of Firearms
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | January 2019 While Endangering the Health of the American Public Through Lead Exposure When I hold you in my arms And I feel my finger on your trigger I know nobody can do me no harm Happiness is a warm gun Bang bang shoot shoot - Lennon-McCartney The public knows it as the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), but since 1996 its legal name has been the ...
Video Games Recruit & Train Killers
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | December 2018 “Where does a 14-year-old boy who never fired a gun before get the skill and the will to kill? - Video games and media violence” Violent video games ...
Madison Avenue Joins the Army
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | December 2018 It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned - that a square is, in ...
Hollywood Pledges Allegiance to the Dollar
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | November 2018 In July, 2015 the U.S. Army Chief of Public Affairs responded to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by releasing a massive 1,400-page list ...
Love Our Enemies? Or Kill Them?
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | November 2018 The March 2010 edition of Richmond’s Benedictine College Preparatory student newspaper, The New Chevron, carried two articles on the Iraq War ...
Should Recruiters Own Our Schools?
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | December 2017 Military’s goal is school ownership; communities push back Throughout the country military recruiters are increasingly allowed to casually share ...
Recruiting Is PSY OPS at Home
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | July 2017 Leading health organization calls for ending school recruiting In 2012 the American Public Health Association, (APHA), one of the country’s foremost ...
The Military Enlistment Document Is Fraudulent
Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press | November 2016 Enlistment agreement is binding upon the recruit but not binding upon the military The Enlistment/Reenlistment Document, DD FORM 4, amounts to an ...
Military Enlistment Ruins Lives
November 2016 | Pat Elder | Counter-Recruit Press -The military is the scourge of the American experience. Our military is a scourge on the American experience. Forty percent of those recruited ...