Reinstatement of the Draft?

For those of you who don't live with their heads in the sand, President Bush announced during a press conference today that he is "inclined to believe that we need to increase in — the permanent size of both the United States Army and the United States Marines."

With troops already stretched thin by several tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, what other solutions are out there to increase the size of the military other than through conscription? President Bush has already voiced opposition to the idea of reinstating the draft, but resources seem to be scarce in a time when plans are being made to increase our presence in the Middle East.

So what's in store for the youth of our nation? Who knows, but the whole situation seems to be spreading a whole bunch of fear, uncertainty, and doubt without even mentioning a draft.

Posted on Dec 20
Written by Wayne Hartman