"We're here trying to recruit a force to help us out."
He subsequently recruited a force of men from Damascus to take up arms.
He was generally successful and recruited a 50-man force.
"Let us recruit a force of valiant soldiers", they said.
Admittedly the Peasants are poor material from which to recruit an armed force.
We're going to recruit a little invasionary force of our own!
If he can do that, why can't he recruit a small, elite force under his direct control?
You can recruit quite a large force, you know.
One worry is that the Haitian security forces may flee, making it hard to recruit a force in Haiti.
The new rulers established the guard as a parallel military force, recruited from among the revolution's most devout religious supporters.