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America’s All-Volunteer Force: The Right Choice, Despite Stress of Two Wars (Part 3 of 3)

The following is the final portion of a three-part series on the All-Volunteer US military. The author, US Army Captain Crispin Burke, serves currently as an Observer/Controller at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. It is the author’s … Continue reading

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America’s All-Volunteer Force: The Right Choice, Despite Stress of Two Wars (Part 2 of 3)

Advocates for the draft can, rightly, point to democratic nations which implement the draft. A RAND Corporation found that most European nations still practiced some form of conscription in the year 2000. However, we will limit ourselves to a handful of examples for the purposes of this monograph, primarily Denmark, Switzerland, and Israel. Each of these three nations has its own form of conscription, and are the product of unique geo-political phenomena, and have social issues which often differ vastly from those in the United States. These should be examined when arguing for or against the draft. Continue reading

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