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America's youth must serve their country, one way or another

The United States military has a very big problem: Too many global conflicts and commitments - and too few soldiers.

That's why it's time to reinstate the draft. A draft would do more than just harness the energy and idealism of the nation's youth to meet the military's unmet personnel needs. It would also tap more of the resources of the nation's women, heeding their demands for more gender equality by making their obligations more consonant with their rights.

It would give the federal government more flexibility in dealing with conscientious objectors. And it would be fairer to African-Americans and other minorities, who might stop viewing military service as just another job choice.

Here's how the new draft should work:

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Posted in: News by NewsBot on September 6, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

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