The Army's Recruiting Problem Is Male

U.S. Army soldiers with the Wichita Recruiting Company hosted a recruitment booth at Hutchinson

The issue is convincing men to put on the uniform. A decade of declining recruitment numbers for the Army is almost entirely attributable to a significant drop in male recruiting as female enlistments have remained relatively flat, internal service data reviewed by shows. Since 2013, male enlistments have dropped 35%, going from 58,000 men […]

A Moment of Truth for the Army's Chief Laser Weapon

Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense

After nearly a decade in development, the Army’s primary vehicle-mounted laser weapon is on a collision course with its most fearsome foe yet — dust. The service has deployed four Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense, or DE M-SHORAD, prototypes — Stryker infantry carrier vehicles outfitted with 50-kilowatt laser weapons systems — to the Middle […]