US Navy calls MySpace kids an "Alien Life Force"

Over at the Wired Danger Room blog, Noah Shachtman writes:

The MySpace generation is a "somewhat alien life force," a Navy
recruiting presentation contends — with a language and lifestyle
that's almost unrecognizable to adults.

And because the
kids are such "coddled," "narcissistic praise junkies," they'll be
beyond tough to bring into the military. Propensity to join the armed
forces among these so-called "millennials" has dropped to as little as
3%; that's down from 26% in 2001.

Entropic Memes uncovered the bleak, often unintentionally hilarious
report from the Annual Navy Workforce Research and Analysis
Conference, which also glumly notes that the Iraq war has brutalized
recruiting efforts.

Up to two-thirds of millennials are "less likely
to join the military" because of the war, according to the