Yesterday we discussed the fact that the White House has a oil company hack redacting and editing scientific reports, thereby ‘solving’ the global warming problem for the Bush administration.
Last night, it was reported that the Army is going to miss its recruiting goals for the fourth month in a row, this time falling short by 25 percent, but even that was artificially low because they had fudged the numbers:
The recruiting statistics appear to bear that out. Officials said Wednesday that although the Army will not release its numbers until Friday, it fell about 25 percent short of its target of signing up 6,700 recruits in May. The gap would have been even wider but for the fact that the target was lowered by 1,350.
Clearly this is a big problem, so it is no surprise that the White House and the DoD have already been working on a solution:
The Army and Marine Corps, as they struggle with recruiting shortfalls, will no longer announce their monthly recruiting numbers at the beginning of each month.
Instead, the Defense Department will approve the release of recruiting statistics for all four services.
Normally, each service releases its monthly statistics at the beginning of each month, but a spokesman for Marine Corps Recruiting Command said on Wednesday that he was no longer authorized to do so.
In April, the Corps missed its contracting goal by 260 contracts