This seems to me of a piece with the JROTC issue, in that both are problematic in regard to the U.S. government's signature of an international agreement not to recruit those under the age of 17 into the military. Personally the treaty violation is not in itself a problem as far as I'm concerned -- I am happy to see treaties broken if it advances the cause of liberty. However while I do not approve of blanket rules based on age, I think a ban on military recruitment of those under 17 will, on the whole, do more good than harm if enforced. One can credibly argue of course that marketing is not recruitment -- but government officials seem to feel that it is, when it comes to tobacco advertising. What say you all?
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