Here’s something different…
I can’t say I think a lot about reinstating the draft in the US. My opinions on the subject aren’t very strong ones, nor have I thought them through very thoroughly. But I’ll give my opinion quickly, then stand back and let Brad Bull comment on his opinion, since it came up in a conversation around another post.
I don’t think we should reinstate the draft. I like the all-volunteer army. If it becomes compulsory, doesn’t that degrade the moral and motivation of the troops … by definition? And if people don’t want to be there (not that it’s a picnic to be there now, but this would make it worse), wouldn’t that make soldiers harder to train, less professional, more prone to deserting, etc?
Okay, Brad, take it away … what do you think?