Friday, February 12, 2016

The Hard Questions About the Selective Service Have Nothing to Do With Women in Combat

From the article: 
Yet a much larger threat to an effective U.S. military is the influx of conscripts into the force. Let the progress provided by data-driven standards serve as a catalyst for the next iteration of a market revolution in military recruitment and personnel management, and take Selective Service off of the table.

Pretty good article.  The author alludes to the growing rift - "Proponents of the draft rightly highlight the growing divide between the nation and the force that defends it. This civil-military divide has pernicious effects on decisions regarding the use of military force."  This, I suspect, is an even more root problem than Selective Service.

Mike Roark