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Feeling the Draft
Thirty-one years have passed since the U.S. drafted anyone into its armed forces. But now, with the military spread thin and leaders saying the country faces a 100-year war against terrorism, there's talk of reviving the draft, despite widespread opposition. Our correspondent, once drafted himself, outlines the history of U.S. conscription, describing efforts to dodge it and barriers to its return. Key question: If a new draft arises, who will be excused from it?
July 16, 2004 at 12:00 AM
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By Mike Feinsilber |
Updated on July 16, 2004
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