The U.S. has had an all-volunteer military since 1973. Is that policy working? Some have argued that an all-volunteer force is too expensive (due to recruitment bonuses), stretched too thin (with engagements in 76 countries), and encourages interventionist foreign policy (because too few Americans have "skin in the game," to use the words of one of the retired military officers quoted in this article). The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is currently evaluating arguments for and against reinstating the draft. www.military.com/undertheradar/2018/05/17/should-united-states-reinstate-draft.html
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