"the old lie"
posted by k
According to the Ministry of Defence, the army does not glamorise war nor target children under the age of 16.
This is a lie.
The army runs public, half-term recruitment activities aimed at children.
The army sends recruiters into school. When they were in their early teens, my children had to attend compulsory recruitment talks from the army in their state comprehensive school. Parents were not warned in advance. They encountered less obvious marketing ploys when at primary school. Again, there was an army presence in the schools.
The army uses our taxes to recruit our children.