More Great Ideas From Our Military...From Slate
The army is using an online war video game to recruit young soldiers. More than four million users have registered at America's Army, which includes mock battles. Red smoke marks each wounding; bodies are never blown apart. Army's spin: "We have a Teen rating that allows 13-year-olds to play, and in order to maintain that rating we have to adhere to certain standards." Critique: 13? We'd rather let you have the gore.
It's kind of remeniciant of On-line poker. "Hook 'em while their young and it doesn't hurt anyone, then rope them into the real thing because they can't get enough." God Bless America.