The front page story in Saturday's Register about young people and their need to enlist in the military was unfortunate. I understand and sympathize with young people's struggle for financial security in today's economy. I do not believe that a balanced view of the military was presented; it was more like a high school recruiter's dream. Ignored was the real cost of serving in the military. Chief of which are the 4,000 U.S. men and women killed in the wars in Iran and Afghanistan, the hundreds of thousands wounded for life, the aftereffects on the families of these soldiers. Most military families at home struggle with near-poverty incomes. Our young people need real choices and real information. We owe them that.