2017-11-02 / Letters

America’s role too large in world protection: resume draft?

To the editor:

I suggest our country acts to reinstate the selective-service draft. We are currently in 187 countries worldwide, chasing their demand, with seemingly more going forward requires a significant human resource commitment.

Our nation should be providing this element on an equal basis, not assigning it to lifetime soldiers and their families, as noble and honorable as they all are.

During the Civil War, conscription allowed individuals pay others to fight in their place. Today’s military alignment is not much different.

Resuming the draft would assure a larger portion of our people would have skin in the game. More attention may lead to discussion of a foreign policy predicated on waging unwinnable, unending wars.

Bradley Price
E. Kovarik Rd.

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One of the primary reasons

One of the primary reasons the US occupies or invades so many other countries is because no one knows who is doing the bidding. We need the draft so EVERY family gets the opportunity to participate, no only those otherwise without a future.