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VIDEO GAMES SHOULDN'T MAKE WAR COMBAT LOOK LIKE FUN

While I support our troops, I believe it is time to end the misleading recruiting practices of our military. According to the Marine Corps Times, the government has set recruitment goals that are 7 percent higher than last year, because most branches of the armed services are below their current recruitment goals. The military knows it needs to make adjustments in order to increase recruitment, but it should not be allowed to take students' private information from schools. The military has also started distributing video games in an effort to connect with young people. These games make war seem like a lot of fun, something that can be easily controlled. If you get killed, just hit the reset button. In real life, dying or having your arm or leg blown off is not a game. It's for real, and it's permanent.

Ashley Weishaar

Hamburg