Military Recruitment

While the United States military’s technical superiority remains unmatched, the military itself is too small to meet the growing demands of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the global war on terror.  Michael O’Hanlon explains how the military can rapidly build up its number of recruits without instituting a draft.

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Increasing the Size and Power of the U.S. Military, by Frederick W. Kagan and Michael O'Hanlon

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How the Military Can Build Up Numbers without Draft