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3 Ways Lazy America Could Bring Back the Draft

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The New York Times op-ed page says it's time to bring back the draft! In a brief column published this morning, longtime military reporter Tom Ricks takes a novel approach to required mandatory national service. "Unlike Europeans, Americans still seem determined to maintain a serious military force, so we need to think about how to pay for it and staff it by creating a draft that is better and more equitable than the Vietnam-era conscription system," Ricks writes. He then describes what such a draft would look like, and it's actually not so terrible: There's something for everyone, even war resisters and tea partiers and libertarians. Seriously.
Rick's proposal has three options for young men and women: Join the military for 18 months, get the usual cruddy pay, and get free college at the end. But don't worry about getting shipped off to the war zone...

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