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Small Minority Says Draft Could Happen

Many military experts believe that reviving some sort of military draft is extremely unlikely, even impossible — but not all of them. The issue has taken on urgency because of the dynamics of the presidential campaign, with Democratic operatives using the prospect of a draft to drive the youth vote, and the Democratic nominee himself raising the possibility on the campaign trail. Neither presidential candidate supports resuming conscription. President Bush, responding to John F. Kerry’s assertion that there is a “great potential” that a reelected Bush could restart a draft, insists that it will not happen. And Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said last week: “The truth is, we do not need a draft. We’re not going to have a draft.” Full Story

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