Here Comes the Draft

From Holden:

You might start booking those flights to Canada within the year.

If American forces aren’t pulling out of Iraq in a year, a draft will be needed to meet worker requirements, military analysts warned Wednesday.

With recruitment lagging and no end in sight for U.S. forces in Iraq, the “breaking point” for the nation’s all-volunteer military will be mid-2006, agreed Lawrence Korb, a draft opponent and assistant defense secretary in the Reagan administration, and Phillip Carter, a conscription advocate and former Army captain.

The U.S. military cannot deploy and sustain enough troops to succeed in countries such as Iraq while still deterring threats elsewhere, Carter said at a symposium where he debated Korb on the draft.

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