According to this piece on Gamepolitics -- the Daily Kos of the Mushroom Kingdom -- US military recruiters were recently found to be using
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From the Union Leader article sourced by GP:
Obviously it isn't illegal for the military to set up a gaming event, but as children under 18 aren't lawfully able to sign contacts such as the one allowing Uncle Sam to give them guns and ship them to the desert. As much as they won't be punished OR should be legally -- cue kneejerk liberal reaction -- their tactics here are downright Orwellian. Or, they would be if George Orwell lived in an insanely empirialistic England embroiled in unncessary warfare and constant degredation of long-guaranteed human rights.
When the Air Force personnel are quoted as saying "Our target market is identical to that of video game stores" you begin to realize exactly how far intertwined with the military their PR wonks have become, so it should come as no surprise to see such morally reprehensible tactics from one arm of an entity we as citizens purportedly have control over.