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Author Rostker, Bernard

Title What to do with the Selective Service System? : historical lessons and future posture / Bernard D. Rostker
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series RAND Perspective ; 197
RAND Perspective series ; 197
Summary Since the end of conscription in 1973, the question of what to do with the Selective Service System has been asked again and again. The author, a former Director of Selective Service, reviews the history of registration since the advent of the all-volunteer force. He highlights the original decision to place the Selective Service System in "deep standby," the decision to suspend registration, and then President Carter's decision to reinstate registration in 1980. He then considers each of the arguments President Clinton made in 1994: the "low-cost insurance" argument, the "society's link to the armed forces" argument, and the "committed population" and "showing resolve" argument in light of the history and current state of Selective Service. Finally, the author examines the current registration program and offers alternatives
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on April 24, 2018)
"This Perspective was prepared under the auspices of the Forces and Resources Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute (NDRI)"--Last page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-23)
Notes Description based on print version
Subject United States. Selective Service System.
SUBJECT United States. Selective Service System. fast (OCoLC)fst00533277
Subject Military service, Voluntary -- United States.
Draft registration -- United States
Draft registration.
Military service, Voluntary.
Recruiting and enlistment.
SUBJECT United States -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Subject United States.
Form Electronic book
Author National Defense Research Institute (U.S.). Forces and Resources Policy Center.
Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division.
Rand Corporation.