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Eldorado

US Army Draft hoax texts cause panic

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Eldorado
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"The U.S. Army is not drafting young Americans - and definitely not doing so by text message - military officials said following a spate of hoax messages that sparked panicked phone calls and emails to recruiters this week.

"The U.S. Army Recruiting Command said in a statement on Tuesday that it had received inquiries throughout the country about the fraudulent messages and “wants to ensure Americans understand these texts are false and were not initiated by this command or the U.S. Army.”

"The U.S. military has been an all-voluntary force since 1973 when a draft was last in effect."

Full story at Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-draft-idUSKBN1Z72EU

At CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/08/politics/us-army-fake-text-messages-military-draft-trnd/index.html

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Dumbledore the Awesome

Screenshots of the texts provided by US Army Recruiting Command to CNN showed spelling and grammatical errors, indicating they were not official correspondence.

Really? I wouldn't put much money on being able to rely on Government departments being flawless in that regard. :mellow:

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aztek

iranian hackers??

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Dumbledore the Awesome
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3 minutes ago, aztek said:

iranian hackers??

That';d be some quite clever "asymmetric warfare". You can't help but applaud their imagination if it was. 

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Robotic Jew

I was on my way to Area 51 to start my training. 

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aztek

^^ and then you urinated in your bed and woke up, lol

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and then

In '41, there were guys who committed suicide because they COULDN'T get in the service due to health issues.  SMH...

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Buzz_Light_Year
6 minutes ago, and then said:

In '41, there were guys who committed suicide because they COULDN'T get in the service due to health issues.  SMH...

Flat feet and underweight. There were a lot of 4F's.

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ChrLzs

Bone spurs were the biggie, I heard...

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