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Military draft

Author: Viqi Wagner
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays offering varying viewpoints on the subject of the miliary draft in the United States, covering such topics as should the United States reinstate the draft, how would the draft affect society, and who would be the subject of the draft.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viqi Wagner
ISBN: 9780737738247 0737738243 9780737738254 0737738251
OCLC Number: 173243903
Description: 238 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Should the United States reinstate the draft? : 1. The United States should reinstate the draft / Walter L. Stewart Jr. ; 2. Reinstating the draft is not necessary / Bernard D. Rostker ; 3. All-volunteer recruitment is not supplying enough troops / Phillip Carter and Paul Glastris ; 4. All-volunteer recruitment can supply enough troops / Lawrence J. Korb ; 5. A draft is cheaper than financing the all-volunteer military / Julian E. Barnes and Peter Spiegel ; 6. A draft is more costly than financing the all-volunteer military / John C. Goodman ; 7. The army's stop-loss policy is a "back-door" draft / Christopher Hayes ; 8. The army's stop-loss policy is a legal extension of voluntary enlistment / Daniel C. Brown --
II. How would the draft affect U.S. society? : 1. A draft would unify U.S. society / Hodding Carter and Ronald Goldfarb ; 2. A draft would divide U.S. society / David Greenberg ; 3. A draft would improve declining troop quality / Michelle Cottle ; 4. There is no evidence that troop quality has declined in the all-volunteer army / Tim Kane --
III. Who should be subject to a military draft? : 1. Women should be eligible for the draft / Philip Gold and Erin Solaro ; 2. Women should not be eligible for the draft / R. Cort Kirkwood ; 3. The military should accept open homosexuals / John M. Shalikashvili ; 4. The military should not accept open homosexuals / J. Matt Barber ; 5. Draftees should be selected by lottery / Alliance for Security ; 6. Draftees could be selected for critical, specialized skills / Charles S. Abell et al. --
IV. Should alternatives to the military draft be pursued? : 1. Universal national service should replace the selective service system / William A. Galston ; 2. Universal national service is a bad idea / Bruce Chapman ; 3. Revive the ROTC program to expand the all-volunteer armed forces / Stanley Kurtz ; 4. Recruitment of foreigners would boost military ranks / Bryan Bender ; 5. The U.S. military can hire private contractors / Michelle Gutiérrez ; 6. The United States should not pursue military expansion / Gordon Adams.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Viqi Wagner, book editor.
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Presents a collection of essays offering varying viewpoints on the subject of the miliary draft in the United States, covering such topics as should the United States reinstate the draft, how would the draft affect society, and who would be the subject of the draft.

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