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The Army, in need of recruits, turns focus to Seattle, other liberal-leaning cities

Army recruiters in Seattle can earn a Friday off for each new soldier they enlist. But in a city with a thriving tech industry and a long history of anti-war protests, the recruiters haven’t gotten many long weekends.

“It’s no secret we’re a little behind,” Sgt. 1st Class Jeremiah Vargas, who heads the city’s recruiting station, told four recruiters at a recent morning pep talk. With a week left in the month, he wrote the station’s goal — five recruits — on a white board, and then the current tally: two

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