CBS and NBC both contemplated the recruitment challenges that face the military if it is to get larger. CBS' Byron Pitts called the pitches that high school students in Georgia get from the ROTC as "pride and the promise of a free education;" for those who reenlist "bonuses and benefits." NBC's Mark Potter detailed the corners that the army has already cut to meet its annual 80,000-recruit quota: the maximum age ceiling was raised and aptitude requirements were relaxed. "More than 8,000 recruits were given moral waivers for past criminal misconduct or drug use."
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