The military is trying to come to grips with Generation Y soldiers, a group that hardly remembers a time before the Internet. Before the Air Force banned the site, junior officers turned to Facebook to organize their squadrons, to the horror of their superiors. The authors of this article call for more research into the attitudes, aptitudes and habits of young military officers. "We already know that the answers are unlikely to lie in stifling this generation's natural talents and predilections," they write.

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