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Op-Ed:  Why Bringing Back the Draft Could Stop America’s Forever Wars | Time

Op-Ed: Why Bringing Back the Draft Could Stop America’s Forever Wars | Time

“2019 marks the first year someone born after 9/11 will be eligible to enlist in the armed forces to potentially serve in Afghanistan or another theater in the global war on terror. Never before in our history has an American been able to fight in a war that is older than they are. Currently our civil-military divide is arguably as wide as it has ever been. The burden of nearly two decades of war–nearly 7,000 dead and more than 50,000 wounded–has been largely sustained by 1% of our population.”

Read more by Elliot Ackerman: https://time.com/5696950/bring-back-the-draft/

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