This is just amazing. I can imagine the recall letters:
Hi, we’ve decided to cut your pay and your benefits as a veteran. But now we’re recalling you back into active service to go and put your ass on the line for our selfish interests in Afghanistan and Iraq. Furthermore, you’ll be protecting all the oil industry contractors from Halliburton, who are all making more than 10 times what you’ll be making. Have a nice day, and may God continue to bless the United Empire of America.
Unbelievable. The fact that we have the largest military in the world, and that we’re shorthanded, speaks volumes.