When the Defense Department chooses criteria for recruiting service members to further a social justice agenda, overall mission accomplishment suffers. If the primary barometer for whether a person is fit for serving in the US armed forces is not merit, looking for the best recruits then, on some level, is destined to produce substandard warfighting performance. In his article for Task & Purpose, Buchanan Waller makes a compelling case for what happens when attempting to solve social ills using military service as the remedy.
Project 100,000 was just such an initiative. Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara opened the recruiting standards window to draftees otherwise ineligible. In the War History Online explanation of the program, guest author Clare Fitzgerald said:
“The idea was made to appear as if it were a way of lifting disadvantaged youth out of poverty, and not once...
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