Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Volunteer Military?

Tom Ricks posted an incredibly passionate, incredibly articulate letter from a Marine who served four tours in Iraq on the myths of the all volunteer force, making a very strong argument for a drafted force. 

Of course, a draft would have its own problems.  I am not sure whether this guy is right, but I am far from certain that he is wrong.  Putting the burden on the few is dysfunctional.  Lots of stuff here to chew over and think about. 


Steve Greene said...

1) Good to have you back.
2) That link was fascinating.

Unknown said...

Thanks, I enjoyed that very much.
I recommend checking out the discussion that followed if you haven't already.

I'm in the same boat; I don't agree with him entirely but there's a lot there to think about...