August 1940
America;8/3/1940, Vol. 63 Issue 17, p462
The author reflects on the implications of enforced enlistment to the military service in the U.S. He states that government authorities would have a difficulty in feeding and clothing the listed men. He points out that enforced enlistment is not a method that approves itself at sight but a plan which should be rejected, unless convincing evidence is at hand to show that it is necessary. He emphasizes that the cost of enforced enlistment is obvious but the need is not.


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