Should We Bring Back The Draft?

Apr 23 2012 @ 3:17pm

Tom Ricks believes doing so would make going to war harder. Ackerman disagrees:

Korea was the Iraq/Afghanistan of its day: a war conducted without the support of the American public, and largely out of its sight. One of the ways the military managed to do that was to keep a tremendous amount of draftees out of Korea, placing them either in stateside assignments or sending them to Germany. Vietnam broke the back of the draftee military, of course —after seven horrific years of war. The impulses toward these war were not slowed by the draft …