Reflections On the Draft

Novak, Michael
July 1980
National Review;7/11/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 14, p847
This article notes the decline of the U.S. military readiness as of July 1980 and argues that the draft is the most hopeful alternative left to solve this problem. The author observes that as against the growing military power of the Soviet Union, the military might of the U.S. and allied forces has declined. According to him, The Soviets' room for maneuver now is greater than that of the U.S. An all-volunteer U.S. army, the author contends, is not a true citizen's army. He maintains that the need to improve the quality of the U.S. armed forces is very urgent.


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