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The Rejection of America's Volunteer Military

kenneth416 Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 10:09 AM
I am not sure what this article is trying to say, other than that FDR signed an Executive Order barring voluntary enlistment, presumably to protect the integrity of the mandatory draft or conscription. In any event, we now have an all-voluntary military, which is made viable by much-improved compensation and benefits, as well as easy and frequent promotions. Lewis Hershey, if he now were heading the Selective Service, would be at least a 10-Star General, and would doubtless have at least 20 rows of medals (some would have to be pinned on the back of his uniform).
LtScrounge Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 7:44 PM
10 stars? Really? And what would that rank be? Never served in the military I take it. It only goes up to 5 stars and that's only during a major war.

Today, we're revisiting the topic of the ages of those who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War 2, because we have new information to add to it!

Before we go any further, the reason we're doing this is because this information plays a key part in one of the projects we're developing behind the scenes here at Political Calculations, which we'll be presenting in bits and seemingly unrelated pieces throughout this year.

So what information are we adding today? Well, it's about the end of volunteerism and the institutionalization...