What an All-Volunteer Force Looks Like Today 50 Years After America Ditched the Draft

Future soldiers recite the oath of enlistment before an NFL game in Phoenix.

Taren Dillon Sylvester is a researcher at the Center for a New American Security. Despite 50 years of an All-Volunteer Force, fear of conscription remains just below the surface as Americans consider the role of the U.S. military and their relationship to it. Today, whispers of conscription ripple across social media whenever it seems that […]