Sunday, June 27, 2004

Kaplan argues against the draft -- on pragmatic grounds

The False Promises of a Draft - Why conscription won't improve the military. By Fred Kaplan
Kaplan doesn't really argue whether a draft is right or wrong -- he argues that it's impractical and counterproductive. He makes a strong case, though he chooses his arguments carefully. We've got the material for a very good debate now.

Kaplan's position is that we should pay more to recruit our warriors -- possibly a LOT more. I gather he's talking about sizeable tax increases.

Either a draft or a big tax increase. Sounds like the choices are well defined.

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