If you can train a dog to not eat a steak, you can convince a soldier to act like a decent human being.
Here's a little thought exercise. If all men turn into rapists once they get into a combat zone, then the men should be removed.
You've changed the subject. The original quote says that we should start trying to prevent rape. Your reply is about the statistical effectiveness of such efforts. No one has claimed they would be 100% effective.
For the first time in more than 35 years, the U.S. military has met all of its annual recruiting goals, as hundreds of thousands of young people have enlisted despite the near-certainty that they will go to war.
The Pentagon, which made the announcement Tuesday, said the economic downturn and rising joblessness, as well as bonuses and other factors, had led more qualified youths to enlist.
The military has not seen such across-the-board successes since the all-volunteer force was established in 1973, after Congress ended the draft following the Vietnam War. In recent years, the military has often fallen short of some of its recruiting targets. The Army, in particular, has struggled to fill its ranks, admitting more high school dropouts, overweight youths and even felons.
Yet during the current budget year, which ended Sept. 30, recruiters met their targets in both numbers and quality for all components of active-duty and reserve forces.
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