‘Manpower’ in the Army

 

Sir, – The use of the term “manpower shortage” in the article (“Army struggling to find volunteers for peacekeeping duty”, July 5th), is really outdated, potentially offensive and definitely dismissive of many in our Defence Forces.

The term “personnel shortage” works in this regard.

– Yours, etc,

STEPHEN O’HARA,

Carrowmore,

Sligo.