Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard
Hell, the only reason we probably didn't see major enlistment after 9/11 is that the enemy was a non-state actor, hidden in the shadows, and was thus harder to rally against.
I don't really think that's true. I think they did quite a good job of villainizing 'terror' and putting a homogeneous, identifiable face/icon on it. I'm sure there were other factors affecting enlistment.