Can the Volunteer Army Finish the Job in Iraq?

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Monthly reports on military recruiting are usually out on the first of each month, but the Pentagon's waiting until Friday to release the numbers for May. The Marines have failed to meet their quota for the last four months, and in April, despite sleazy tactics to increase enlistment and problem soldiers being retained, the Army was down by 42%. The Pentagon claims it's not just delaying more bad news, but that it has to examine recruiting statistics so it can better explain them to the public. Meantime, despite mounting casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congress has voted overwhelmingly not to renew the draft. Will enough volunteers be willing to go into combat? We take another look at the draft with recruiters, military correspondents, education advocates and a New York Congressman who's called for a renewed draft.
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US Supreme Court on Gonzales v Raich

Savage's article on Supreme Court, prosecution of medical marijuana users

Universal National Service Act of 2003 (HR 163, 2003)

Rep Rangel's statement on the draft

No Child Left Behind Act

9-11 Public Discourse Project

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission)

Shenon's article on the 9-11 Public Discourse Project



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