Time for national service

Huffington Post reports:

Where Will They Get the Troops? Preparing Undeployables for the Afghan Front

As the Obama administration debates whether to send tens of thousands of extra troops to Afghanistan, an already overstretched military is increasingly struggling to meet its deployment numbers. Surprisingly, one place it seems to be targeting is military personnel who go absent without leave (AWOL) and then are caught or turn themselves in.

Ask not what your country can do for you, do something for your country – vote to approve a National Service Act, requiring all medically qualified persons over the age of 18 years to serve at least two years military service.  Conscientious objectors would be required to fulfill a specified alternative Peace/Ameri Corps like service.

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