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The Pentagon's High School Recruitment Database

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The Pentagon's High School Recruitment Database

The Pentagon's High School Recruitment Database

The Pentagon's High School Recruitment Database

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A new database being compiled by the Pentagon is collecting information on high school students 16 to 18 years old, to help identify potential recruits. Critics say it's an invasion of privacy, but recruiters say the database helps them to identify teens likely to join the military anyway, and helps maintain troop levels in America's all-volunteer armed forces.

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