Military Conscription & Recruitment
(see also Conscientious Objection)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
BushDraft. Monitors evidence of secret government plans to reinstate draft.
Dodged Draft. n.a. (9/13/99). On abolition of Selective Service in favor of volunteer army.
Draft Not Needed for the Protection of Liberty. Cong. Ron Paul (8/23/99). High-tech army needs well-trained professionals, not graduates of six-month boot camp.
End Selective Service (Libertarian Party).
Carter, Phillip & Paul Glastris. "The case for the draft," Washington Monthly (3/05):18-25.
Pollitt, Katha. "Can you spell cannon fodder?" Nation (11/11/02):9.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Chambers, John Whiteclay III. To Raise an Army: The Draft Comes to Modern America (NY: Free Press, 1987).
Donohue, John J. Warrior Dreams: The Martial Arts & the American Imagination (Westport CT: Bergin & Garvey, 1994).
Duindam, Simon. Military Conscription: An Economic Analysis of the Labour Component in the Armed Forces (NY: Physica Verlag, 1999).
Gibson, James W. Warrior Dreams: Violence & Manhood in Post-Vietnam America (NY: Hill & Wang, 1994).