College students are among the most articulate and critical segment of American Society—especially where the military is concerned. Whether the student activist movement is a fresh, healthy wind, or an increasingly violent storm of discontent, it is likely to continue, for hundreds of high schools are warning colleges that they haven't seen anything yet—wait, they warn, until the current high-schoolers arrive on campus!
Youth has always had a privileged status in America, and youth culture has magnified in importance today. The world of youth has great significance for the armed forces; for war itself is largely a young man’s game. The vast majority of persons entering the military are young. Training establishments are designed for the young.