Last week, House Democrats almost stopped the Pentagon from using Twitch as a recruitment tool. The House voted down the measure, but that Congress discussed cutting Military funding at all signals a change in the relationship between civilians and the military. The Pentagon, facing a shortage of skilled recruits, turned to video games and online streaming to find new troops. As is so often the case with the U.S. Military, it was unprepared for the theater it was operating in.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/k7qxe9/the-pentagon-wasnt-ready-for-gamers-to-push-back