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  • Sunday, February 27, 2005

    Scottish army recruitment falls

    And, no doubt, recruitment figures don't look likely to rise anytime soon, or at least as long as British troops remain in Iraq. From the Sunday Herald: Army recruits fall after Iraq war

    Army sources say perceptions of the Iraq war as illegal and the controversy over abuse of Iraqi prisoners are to blame for the downturn. Last week three infantrymen were found guilty of abusing Iraqi detainees. The controversial suicides at Deepcut barracks are also contributing to a sharp decline in recruitment, while the loss of historic battalions to restructuring has caused anger.
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