Military Recruitment and Science Fiction Movies

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The sequel to the 1996 mega-blockbuster “Independence Day” hit theaters this summer but there was something a little strange about many of the trailers. What looks like a clever marketing campaign centered on joining the fictional “Earth Space Defense” was actually a cross-branded recruitment tool for the US Army. It’s part of a multi-million dollar joint advertising venture between 20th Century Fox and the United States Military.

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SOURCES:
• U.S. Army Using Independence Day as a Propaganda Tool
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• List on US military interventions since World War II
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• Infographic of US interventions in Latin America
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• How Many Countries is the U.S. Currently Bombing?

• U.S. Escalates a Shadow War In Somalia
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• McCann Worldgroup’s Lisa Nocella on NPR
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• US Army spends 200 million per year on advertising
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• Only 15% of military recruits get the promised college degree
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• Soldiers Forced to Repay Enlistment Bonuses After Going to War
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• National Coalition for the Homeless – Veterans Facts
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• Sexual Assault in the Military – Fact Sheet
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• Suicide rate of U.S. veterans rose one third since 2001
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• Military refused to assist on original Independence Day
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• US Navy collaboration on Battleship movie
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• X-Men cross-promotion with US Army
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• History of Military collaborations with Hollywood
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• Hollywood and the Pentagon: A relationship of mutual exploitation
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RECOMMENDED READING:
• An Ordinary Person’s Guide To Empire by Arundhati Roy
• War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
• Killing Hope by William Blum
• Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs by Noam Chomsky
• Propaganda and the Public Mind by Noam Chomsky
• Necessary Illusions by Noam Chomsky

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