Suggestion for increasing the military: Recruit in inner city
There are many in the military who believe that the military needs to be larger. Some propose draft as a solution to this problem; others are claiming that feminism makes males unsuited for war. There is a real solution to this problem that the military is overlooking. And it is as follows:
Recruit in the inner city.
Think about it. The inner city is already full of battle-hardened youths who aspire toward strength and courage but, lacking appropriate guidance for such propensities, turn into gangsters and wind up behind bars. If they go into the military, they will make excellent soldiers, having already seen combat and as such having advantage of experience over other recruits. The military will not only teach them strength and the courage toward which they strive, but also discipline and principle that they need to be effective. With military job training, scholarships, and skills taught in the military, they will be in a position to make for themselves a better life. And having been taught both strength and discipline, they will be in the position to direct other young men in the inner city, who have stength but not discipline, toward better paths than gangs and crime, by defeating the undisciplined strength of the gangster and steering it toward better pursuits.
The military will benefit; the recruits will benefit; the inner city will benefit; and the taxpayer will benefit as the people who otherwise would be in prison at taxpayer expense will instead be productive citizens.
When the purpose is to recruit people who are suitable for the military, the logical place to look is places where people already understand war and value qualities, such as courage and toughness, that military requires. The young men in inner city totally fit this bill. That there are some people in America who are unsuitable for military service is a non-issue. The number of people in inner city who are highly suitable for military service is more than enough to fulfil the recruiting needs of the military now and for foreseeable future. And if the goal is indeed to strengthen the military rather than bully civilian population, then that's a viable strategic direction in which to look.
This, then is my recommendation to the military: Set up recruitment in inner city. The military, the inner city, the taxpayer, and America will greatly benefit from this step.