With the U.S. facing threats from multiple corners of the world and the military facing a slump in its recruitment and retention of troops, analysts fear the country is heading to a place where reinstating a military draft could be in the cards.
The U.S. has boasted a volunteer military force for the past 50 years and veterans contend that an individual's own willingness to defend their country is what makes the U.S. military a "potent fighting force."
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Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.