The Return of the Draft?


Bush's involuntary recall of thousands of Marines, combined with his declaration that this war won't be over until at least 2009, has reinvigorated those stubborn "Internets" rumors of a draft.

We've been following the manpower crisis in the U.S. military for more than two years now. Here's a story I wrote in January 2005, handicapping the longevity of the "all volunteer force":

The Return of the Draft Uncle Sam wants you. He needs you. He'll bribe you to sign up. He'll strong-arm you to re-enlist. And if that's not enough, he's got a plan to draft you.

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