TITLE

MAKING THE ALL-VOLUNTEER FORCE WORK: A NATIONAL SERVICE APPROACH

AUTHOR(S)
Moskos, Charles C.
PUB. DATE
September 1981
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Fall1981, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the pros and cons of maintaining an active military force and an expanded reserve system on a strictly voluntary basis in the United States. Moral preferences for a socially representative military force; Practical desirability of a recruitment system that reaches beyond the one-dimensional incentives of the marketplace; Historical background on the all-volunteer-force experience in the U.S.
ACCESSION #
4852057

 

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