For several decades the US has had an all volunteer military….we got there as a result of the antiwar movement….but now we are fighting wars on multiple fronts and some have even suggested bringing back the draft as a way to have best military possible.
I have written about the possibility for a new round of conscription……a little something I wrote way back in 2007…..
Source: Why No Draft? – In Saner Thought
Then a little later for my friends at Ace News Room…….
The US seems to be Hell bent on continuing war upon war……and if so then it will need to drastically change its way of think about the military…that is if they want a primo military…
I thought about my eariler posts after reading a paper on the all volunteer military…..
A new working paper by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Military, Veterans, and Society Program highlights the strategic challenges facing the nation’s All-Volunteer Force. The paper outlines an agenda for military and civilian leaders to tackle in their effort to improve military effectiveness and better support our nation’s service members and their families. This working paper is designed to inspire and solicit feedback that will be incorporated into future CNAS efforts.
The new CNAS working paper is the product of a year-long effort focused on “AVF 4.0” – the next evolution of the nation’s all-volunteer military – which included extensive research and a monthly working group on the current status and future of the AVF. CNAS researchers Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer, and Andrew Swick authored the report, with contributions from many other CNAS staff including three successive classes of military fellows.
I still hold the opinion that we need to re-instate the draft….as long as we are fighting multiple wars on multiple fronts we need to make everyone in this society part of the equation.
There is NO shared experience. Americans not involved with the military care nothing about the plight of the soldier/veteran….if we must fight then the entire country should be part of the that effort.