Needed: Money, Ships, Pilots - and the Draft

It is painful but true. The U.S. armed forces have been neglected to the point that their very ability to defend the nation's interests is in jeopardy. There are two basic remedies: a lot more money and a revival of the draft.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last month appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to speak about the military's readiness to combat the Soviets. General David C. Jones said that in certain areas of the world the Soviets have "substantial advantages." The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Thomas B....

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