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By Paul Ruschmann

ISBN-10: 0791079198

ISBN-13: 9780791079195

ISBN-10: 1438106076

ISBN-13: 9781438106076

Highlights the arguments for and opposed to using the draft.

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Are we doing it today? Yes. Are we meeting the recruiting goals? Yes. Have we been able to attract and retain people in the Guard and the Reserves who can augment that force when necessary, such as today? 22 Though the armed forces sometimes have struggled to meet their recruiting goals, those problems have been temporary. For example, two of the worst years for recruiting were 1998 and 1999. However, that was a time when the economy was booming and young Americans found it easy to find high-paying jobs.

Though high entry standards have kept out the “underclass”— that is, those with little education and not much hope of finding a job — there are few men and women from wealthy families in the military. ” College-bound Americans are most likely to avoid the military. In 1956, two-thirds of Professor Charles Moskos’s Princeton graduating class had served, compared to less than 2 percent of Princeton’s class of 1999. The same is true at other universities; as a result, only a small percentage of enlisted personnel have college degrees.

Yes. Are we doing it today? Yes. Are we meeting the recruiting goals? Yes. Have we been able to attract and retain people in the Guard and the Reserves who can augment that force when necessary, such as today? 22 Though the armed forces sometimes have struggled to meet their recruiting goals, those problems have been temporary. For example, two of the worst years for recruiting were 1998 and 1999. However, that was a time when the economy was booming and young Americans found it easy to find high-paying jobs.

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