Call for a Draft

photoThis month in Iraq, there were more dead American soldiers than in the entire six-week drive to take Baghdad last year. More troops are needed in Iraq and some high-profile congressmen and senators are saying it is time to think about reinstating the draft.

Click the "Listen" link to hear Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska on Iraq and a debate on the pros-and-cons of bringing back the draft.


Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Vietnam Veteran and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Charles Moskos, sociology professor, Northwestern University, author of "All That We Can Be: Black Leadership and Racial Integration the Army Way." He was drafted in the US Army Combat Engineers (1956-1958)

David Greenberg, lecturer in history and political science, Yale University and author of "Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image." His op-ed in The Christian Science Monitor is "Calls for Military Draft Promote Illusion of Equality."

This program aired on April 30, 2004. The audio for this program is not available.


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