The Pentagon is now allowing recruits to meet a portion of their military obligations by serving in the Peace Corps. Congress apparently authorized this nearly three years ago, but Peace Corps officials claim they had no idea about the legislation until after the bill had passed. Since its founding in 1961, there has always been a clear separation between the mission of the Corps and US military objectives. Now, the same grunts that bomb your village can dig you a new latrine. Another giant step for US foreign policy!