Army Plans to Offer Laptops and Distance Education to All Soldiers

The U.S. Army plans to spend about $500-million over the next five years to provide laptops and distance-education courses to all of its soldiers.

Army officials hope that the project, which could produce more than a million new distance-education students, will help them recruit more soldiers and bolster the Army's image.

"One of the biggest hurdles we face is that the traditional classroom model doesn't work very well with the very, very busy lives of our soldiers," said Louis