US Army’s computer game recruiting plan takes fire

Yahoo! News

04/21/07

Anti-recruitment groups are slamming a US Army deal to sponsor a computer war game channel, charging that real war is no game. In June, the Army is set to sponsor a channel at the Global Gaming League website, a popular spot for Internet computer game lovers. ‘It is part of this campaign for the last 20 years to invade youth culture with militarism,’ Project on Youth and Non-military Opportunities co-founder Rick Jahnkow told AFP. … Play at the channel will be free, but agreeing to ‘additional contact from the Army’ comes with signing up as a player. The Army’s investment, estimated at two million dollars, is aimed at finding potential soldiers among gamers in the cherished recruiting age range of 17 to 24...

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