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Should U.S. Bring Back the Military Draft?

Are you ready to send your husband, son or nephew to war? You’d have to consider it if the U.S. revives the military draft. That is what a recent opinion piece argues is necessary due to record-low enrollment.

“Today, the military needs only about 160,000 youth from an eligible population of 30 million to meet its recruitment needs. But after two decades of war–both of which ended unsuccessfully — and low unemployment, many experts believe the all-volunteer force has reached a breaking point. And American confidence in its military is at a low.”

So is the solution compulsory service based on a draft? Or is the solution to not wage unsuccessful wars?

Recently, President Biden called up 3,000 reservists to deploy to Europe. If the bottom of this barrel is reached, will a draft be necessary? And would a draft shift public opinion more towards peace if people knew that their husbands and sons might be called to war?

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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