EnderWiggins you posted, “You have been misled. This corresponds to one of the periods of most highly acknowledged drug use both in and outside the military. The simple truth of the matter is that they tacitly recognized the fact that the services would be unable to fill their billets were this rule actually followed. It has been winked at for more than 40 years.”
The reason why the military began refusing to recruit persons who were drug users is because there was a problem in the military which was determined to be a security threat. Random drug tests became the norm for anyone given a position of responsibility. My wife's ex-husband was a recruiter; he was never instructed to give a wink to drug users and let them in. The military was desperately trying to root out drug users and not let more in. I am not sure how it is possible that you were not aware of this effort. It is very puzzling, but then anyone who does not believe that Obama’s refusal to release his long form birth certificate and other relevant documentation of his life is puzzling to me.
I am sure you actually believe that.
I, on the other had was actually there and assure you... it is not true.