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America: Paying the Piper

Terry Newell | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

One of the lessons we teach our children is simply this: "If you make that decision now, you will have to live with the consequences later." It is a lesson about the need to consider the implications of a decision. It is a lesson we seem to have neglected in our national life.

Is It Time to Return to a Draft?

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Why should that question be asked unless someone can show the all-volunteer force (AVF) is not working and sustainable? A recently published book with...

Andrea Stone

GAO Warns Military Draft Agency Would Be Slow To Mobilize

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Selective Service System is so understaffed after years of budget cuts that gathering the first inductees to boot camp would take ni...

The Draft to End All Drafts

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

If the draft was reinstated, the U.S. would have a harder time fighting unpopular wars like the one currently being waged in Antarctica.

Washington Rules and PMC

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Isenberg

Andrew Bacevich is author of several meticulously documented books on American geopolitical ambitions. In terms of street credibility, Bacevich has tons more than the average commentator on the issue.

McChrystal's Disdain: Symptom of a Mercenary Force With Few Ties to Civilian Leaders

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

There is a strange and unintended symbiotic relationship between the "leave it to us professionals" attitude of some leaders in our military today, and the "not with my child" attitude shared by many in the upper classes.