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The Case for the Draft

January 2, 2024

Most Americans are not aware that all men ages 18 to 25 have a legal obligation to register in case of a draft. Although the draft was abolished in 1973, selective service was resumed in 1980, when after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan a capability to conscript was again deemed critical to the national defense. […]