Accession Number:

AD0912754

Title:

The All-Volunteer Armed Force--A Blueprint for Military and Political Weakness

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-20

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This monograph examines a number of the findings of the Gates Commission Report on the all-volunteer armed force. It provides arguments which tend to refute their findings regarding historic reliance on voluntarism, pay, voluntarism among career forces, and the impact of the draft on voluntarism. Also addressed are cost, flexibility, patriotism, and the responsibility to meet the threat facing our nation. It concludes that the all-volunteer force concept will result in a smaller, less capable force and the end of conscription may well alter our national will to retain our leadership position in the world.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE