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Iraq War, Parents and U.S. Army Recruitment

NPR's Mike Pesca reports on U.S. Army efforts to improve their recruitment numbers. In the past, emphasizing patriotism and valuable life skills proved to be a successful strategy. But now, the dangers of the Iraq War might be scaring off potential recruits -- or in many cases, their parents.

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Mike Pesca first reached the airwaves as a 10-year-old caller to a New York Jets-themed radio show and has since been able to parlay his interests in sports coverage as a National Desk correspondent for NPR based in New York City.