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National Research Council. Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment.

Attitudes, aptitudes, and aspirations of American youth : implications for military recruiting / Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment ; Paul Sackett and Anne Mavor, editors

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-08531-4 (hardcover)

1. United States—Armed Forces—Recruiting, enlistment, etc. 2. Manpower—United States. 3. Youth—United States. I. Sackett, Paul. II. Mavor, Anne, 1952– III. Title.

UB323 .N38 203



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