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Bringing Back the Draft: 5 Possibilities for the Future of Military Conscription

June 11, 2020

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Some argue that the selective service is a relic from the age of trench warfare, saying the sophisticated and highly technological nature of future fights means the nation will never again have to flood the military ranks with ground-pounders who deploy en masse.

Others say the nation is now closer than ever to the sort of existential security threat that could make mass mobilization our best hope of national survival. What most experts agree on, however, is this: If the draft ever does make a comeback, it should not and will not look the same as it did five decades ago.

Here are five ways the draft could change to meet the challenges of modern warfare.

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