What if we fielded an Army, and nobody joined?

That’s the 2022 version of the 1966 anti-war slogan, “Suppose they gave a War and Nobody Came,” penned by Charlotte Keys.

Army Enlistment Bonus
Up to $50,000 in bonuses, and we still can’t get recruits? And it’s not just the Army. Let’s have a closer look at this. Image courtesy of the United States Army

Help Wanted

We’ve all seen the “help wanted” signs all over our communities. It’s a sign of the times (literally). According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 11.3 million job openings in the nation. Anyone who really wants to get a job should be able to have one.

A shortage in the fast-food industry is one thing; we may have to wait a few minutes longer for our burgers and fries. A lack of manpower in our armed forces is quite another. It directly impacts our national security and our posture as a global superpower.