Low-Aptitude Men in the Military: Who Profits, Who Pays?

Synopsis

This book examines in detail two recent periods in military manpower history that have had a profound effect on military recruitment and selection policy. Laurence and Ramsberger describe the history behind Project 100,000 and the ASVAB Misnorming as well as their outcomes--they brought hundreds of thousands of low-aptitude men into the military. While military officials recall these times with anything but affection, some social activists praise these periods as exemplary military social welfare ventures that could be resurrected today.