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  • n. Plural form of enlistment.


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  • Washington was confronted with “the great and radical evil which pervades our whole system . . . like an axe at the tree of our safety, interest and liberty”—the short-term enlistments of his soldiers.

    Robert Morris

  • We did win administration approval for a plan to encourage short-term enlistments in the military in exchange for education benefits, and to begin funding national-service programs that help communities with their homeland-security challenges.

    Do The Nation A Service

  • Even in that plight Washington refused to fall back on the policy of short-term enlistments.


  • August, averaging 18 percent of all first-term enlistments during the first nine months of the war.

    Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965

  • That dread made them prefer the evil system of militia and the short-term enlistments to a properly organized standing army.

    George Washington

  • “I am confident, ” Rochambeau answered, “that our general (Washington) does not want us to give here a second edition of Savannah, ” and he felt the more anxious that, with the coming of recruits and going of veterans, and the short-term enlistments, “Washington would command now 15,000 men, now 5,000.

    Rochambeau and the French in America. I. From Unpublished Documents. IV

  • Some will die because their enlistments are arbitrarily extended to provide political cover for Rumsfeld's failed force structure philosophy and war planning, and Bush's self aggrandizing and senseless foreign policy.

    Plain and simple, they're screwed.

  • In cooperation with the Alliance for Workforce Development, the Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) is taking "enlistments" for the Business Boot Camp.

    Sierra Sun - Top Stories

  • So on December 5, 1942, Roosevelt issued an executive order ending voluntary enlistments.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Normal enlistments in the Navy are for a period of

    Mr Buttita


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