Do We Need a Draft?
Phil Carter and Paul Glastris make “The Case for the Draft” in the current Washington Monthly. I’ve written a longer piece for publication elsewhere but I agree with Kevin Drum that this is a political non-starter and problematic from a logistical standpoint.
The bottom line is that a draft, even an inovative one such as Carter and Glastris propose, creates a huge infringement on liberty for very little return in military capacity.
More when the piece gets published.
Update (3-3): It’s published.
COL Austin Bay has some extensive thoughts on the issue as well.