Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Need For a Draft

Having zigged and zagged my way through the Military Draft during the Vietnam War (thanks to a student deferment that almost didn't work one semester), the hair still stands up on the back of my neck whenever the subject comes up.  A U.S. Marine, writing in Newsweek, makes a compelling case for why we need a draft, if we're going to continue fighting in Iraq. It all comes down to money and manpower.  And he says a draft could help both. Of course, if we weren't over there at all......

Why We Need a Draft: A Marine's Lament

He was in the firefights of Fallujah. He saw gaps in America's arsenal that he believes can only be filled when America's elite puts its sons on the battlefield. A plea for selective service [...]


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