Is National Service Feasible?
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The concept of service to ones country has been part of American history since the first colonists, but mainly it has been understood in terms of serving in the nations armed forces. This paper analyzes the feasibility of national service in a variety of forms to meet the foreign and domestic national security needs of the United States. After a survey of the history of national service in America, the ends, ways and means model of national strategy formulation is used to consider various types of national service programs. The study concludes that not only does national service provide cost effective ways of addressing pressing domestic and foreign national security threats, it strengthens the basic values civic duty and patriotic service.
- Government and Political Science