The Return of the Draft?

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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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